Carlo Emilio Bonferroni


Carlo Emilio Bonferroni (28 January 1892 – 18 August 1960) was an Italian mathematician who worked on probability theory.[1]

Carlo E. Bonferroni
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Carlo Emilio Bonferroni
Born(1892-01-28)28 January 1892
Bergamo, Italy
Died18 August 1960(1960-08-18) (aged 68)
Florence, Italy
Alma materUniversity of Turin
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Florence
Academic advisorsGiuseppe Peano
Corrado Segre
Notable studentsCarlo Benedetti


He studied in Turin, held a position as assistant professor at the Polytechnic University of Turin, and in 1923 took up the chair of financial mathematics at the Economics Institute in Bari. In 1933 he transferred to Florence, where he held his chair until his death.

Bonferroni is best known for the Bonferroni inequalities (a generalization of the union bound), and for the Bonferroni correction in statistics (which he did not invent, but which is related to the Bonferroni inequalities).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Bonferroni biography". University of St Andrews, Scotland. Retrieved 27 January 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • Material about Bonferroni by Michael Dewey