# Cesare Burali-Forti

Cesare Burali-Forti | |
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Born |
13 August 1861 Arezzo |

Died |
21 January 1931 Turin |

Fields | Mathematics |

Known for | Burali-Forti paradox |

**Cesare Burali-Forti** (13 August 1861 – 21 January 1931) was an Italian mathematician.

He was born in Arezzo, and was an assistant of Giuseppe Peano in Turin from 1894 to 1896, during which time he discovered what came to be called the Burali-Forti paradox of Cantorian set theory. He died in Turin.

## Books by C. Burali-Forti

- Analyse vectorielle générale: Applications à la mécanique et à la physique. with Roberto Marcolongo (Mattéi & co., Pavia, 1913).
- Corso di geometria analitico-proiettiva per gli allievi della R. Accademia Militare (G. B. Petrini di G. Gallizio, Torino, 1912).
- Geometria descrittiva (S. Lattes & c., Torino, 1921).
- Introduction à la géométrie différentielle, suivant la méthode de H. Grassmann (Gauthier-Villars,1897).
- Lezioni Di Geometria Metrico-Proiettiva (Fratelli Bocca, Torino, 1904).
- Meccanica razionale with Tommaso Boggio (S. Lattes & c.,Torino, 1921).
- Logica Matematica (Hoepli, Milano, 1894.
- Complete listing of publications and Bibliography, 8 pages.

## Bibliography

Primary literature in English translation:

- Jean van Heijenoort, 1967.
*A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879-1931*. Harvard Univ. Press.- 1897. "A question on transfinite numbers," 104-11.
- 1897. "On well-ordered classes," 111-12.

Secondary literature:

- Ivor Grattan-Guinness, 2000.
*The Search for Mathematical Roots 1870-1940*. Princeton Uni. Press.

## References

- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Cesare Burali-Forti",
*MacTutor History of Mathematics archive*, University of St Andrews.

## External links

- Works by or about Cesare Burali-Forti at Internet Archive
- "Introduction to Differential Geometry, following the method of H. Grassmann" (English translation)

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