BORN 22 Dec 1824, Milano, Lombardia - DIED 13 Dec 1897, Milano, Lombardia|
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Monumentale, Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale (Famedio)
Francesco Brioschi graduated from the Collegio Borromeo in 1847. He taught analytical mathematics at the University of Pavia from 1850. In 1861 he was elected into the parliament of the united Italy. In 1863 he was the founder of the Polytechnic University of Milan. There he lectured on analytical mechanics, construction engineering and hydraulics. In 1865 he became a member of the Senate of Italy. In 1884 he became the president of the National Academy of the Lincei.
He studied the problem of solving fifth and sixth degree equations using elliptic functions and worked at the Polytechnic University until his death in 1897.