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Pedro Padilla and his Mathematical Course (1753-1756): views on mixed mathematics in eighteenth-century Spain

Author
Blanco, M.; Puig, C.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
5th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science
Date of publication
2012
Presentation's date
2012
Book of congress proceedings
Scientific cosmopolitanism and local cultures: religions, ideologies, societies: proceedings, Athens 1-3 November 2012
First page
336
Last page
342
Publisher
National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Historical Research
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/23002 Open in new window
URL
http://5eshs.hpdst.gr/sites/5eshs.hpdst.gr/files/5eshs-proceedings.pdf Open in new window
Abstract
In 1717 the King Philip V established the Royal Guards Headquarters (Cuartel de Guardias de Corps), mirroring the French garde du corps du roi. Intended mainly for noblemen, it was an elitist institution, all its members having the rank of officers and benefitting from huge privileges. Towards the end of 1750 an Academy of Mathematics (Academia de Matemáticas) was created within the Royal Guards Headquarters, under the direction of Captain Pedro Padilla (1724-1807?). This academy was ruled by t...
Citation
Blanco, M.; Puig, C. Pedro Padilla and his Mathematical Course (1753-1756): views on mixed mathematics in eighteenth-century Spain. A: International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science. "Scientific cosmopolitanism and local cultures: religions, ideologies, societies: proceedings, Athens 1-3 November 2012". Athens: National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Historical Research, 2012, p. 336-342.
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GRHCT - Group of Research on History of Science and Technology

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