Pasquale del Pezzo
|Pasquale del Pezzo|
2 May 1859|
|Died||20 June 1936
He was born in Berlin (where his father was a representative of the Neapolitan king) on 2 May 1859. He died in Naples on 20 June 1936. His wife was the Swedish writer Anne Charlotte Leffler, sister of the great mathematician Gösta Mittag-Leffler (1846–1927).
At the University of Naples, he received first a law degree in 1880 and then in 1882 a math degree. He became a pre-eminent professor at that university, teaching projective geometry, and remained at that University, as rector, faculty president, etc.
He is remembered particularly for first describing what became known as a del Pezzo surface.
- Gario, Paola (1989), "Resolution of singularities of surfaces by P. del Pezzo. A mathematical controversy with C. Segre", Archive for History of Exact Sciences 40 (3): 247–274, doi:10.1007/BF00363551, ISSN 0003-9519, MR 1023714
- G. Gallucci, Rend. R. Acc. delle Scienze Fisiche e Mat. di Napoli, 8, 1938, 162–167.