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Tommaso Ceva (1648–1737)

Ceva, Tommaso (chā’vä). An Italian poet and mathematician; born in Milan, Dec. 20, 1648; died there, Feb. 3, 1737. He was a Jesuit who attained peculiar proficiency in geometry, and who also aided in spreading a knowledge of Newton’s discovery of the law of gravitation. His poetry comprises a rhymed history of Christ’s youth, ‘The Boy Jesus’ (1699); and a ‘New Ancient Philosophy’ (1729).