Agnesi Maria Gaetana
Agnesi, Maria Gaetana, an Italian lady born at Milan, 1718. She early displayed great mental powers, and mastered the classical languages, Hebrew, and most European tongues in her childhood, besides acquiring a thorough knowledge of mathematics and philosophy. She wrote a valuable treatise on Algebraic Analysis, and for a time filled her father's place as professor at Bologna. Retiring into a convent, she died in 1799.