Maria Gaetana Agnesi Pt. 2

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  • VI. RECOGNITION
  • VII. WITCH OF AGNESI
  •            a^3 y = -----------       a^2 + x^2
  • VIII. PROFESSORSHIP
  • Professor at  Bologna
  •         Many people praised Agnesi's work, including Pope Benedict XIV. He presented her with a gold wreath and a gold medal, and he sent her a complimentary letter. 
  • IX.  SHIFT IN FOCUS
  •         In her text, Agnesi discusses a specific curve which had been studied by Pierre de Fermat and Guido Grandi. Grandi gave the curve the name "versiera" or "aversiera" which translates to "she-devil" or "witch." After many publications and translations, the curve became known as the "Witch of Agnesi."
  • X. PIOUS WORKERS
  •          In 1750, at 32 years of age, Agnesi's father fell very ill.         Soon after, Agnesi was also appointed the chair of mathematics, natural philosophy, and physics at Bologna by Pope Benedict XIV. She became the second woman to ever be granted professorship at a university. Sadly, in 1751 Agnesi became very ill as well, and was advised to discontinue her studies. 
  • XI. FINE
  •         In 1752, after Agnesi's father died, she was able to completely drop her studies in mathematics. Agnesi devoted all of her time to the church and the study of theology, and she devoted her money to the poor, homeless, sick, and elderly. Agnesi started by giving away all of her gifts she had received over the years and all of her valuables. 
  •         In 1783, Agnesi founded and became the director of a home for the poor, homeless, sick, and elderly of Milan and Bologna.
  • housing facility for all
  •            1723
  •         On January 9th, 1799, Agnesi passed away. At the time Agnesi was very poor and living among the homeless; she was buried in a mass grave with fifteen other people.
  •            1799
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