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7 December 1735|
24 August 1803 (aged 67)|
|Known for||polar coordinates|
|Notable students||Pietro Paoli|
Gregorio Fontana (7 December 1735 – 24 August 1803) was an Italian mathematician. He was chair of mathematics at the university of Pavia succeeding Roger Joseph Boscovich. He has been credited with the introduction of polar coordinates.
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