The Cannons of Enlightenment (Repost)
Niccolò Tartaglia and the experimental method
Originally posted 18 January 2022, when I had 40 subscribers.
Most people have never heard of Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia. Born about 1500 in Venice, right when gunpowder artillery was becoming prominent on land and sea, he was a poor man’s son that died wealthy in 1557, a prominent expert in all forms of gunpowder artillery. Tartaglia was the very model o…
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