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Francesco Paolo Cantelli (1875–1966) was an Italian mathematician. He was the founder of the Istituto Italiano degli Attuari for the applications of mathematics and probability to economics.

His early papers were on problems in astronomy and celestial mechanics.

The later work was all on probability and it is in this field where his name graces the Borel–Cantelli lemma and the Glivenko–Cantelli theorem.

External links

* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Francesco Paolo Cantelli", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Cantelli.html .

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