Popular accounts credit the Italian monk Luca Pacioli
with inventing double-entry bookkeeping around 1494.
In 1494 Luca Pacioli
, a Franciscan friar and mathematician, codified their practices by publishing a manual on math and accounting that presented double-entry bookkeeping not only as a way to track accounts but as a moral obligation.
The father of accounting, Luca Pacioli
, would publish an accounting textbook in 1494.
Among their topics are Leonardo's cartonetti for Luca Pacioli
's Platonic bodies, evidence of Leonardo's systematic design process for palaces and canals in Romorantin, Pietro Monte and Leonard's collaboration on bombards and noisy bullets, the midpoint of the human body in Leonardo's drawing and in the Codex Huygens, and some evaluations of a hydraulic system drawing by Leonardo.
In this respect, Professor Soll is, at the very least, inconsistent, particularly when dealing with Renaissance Italy, and especially in his material on Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th and 15th century 'Merchant of Prato' and on Luca Pacioli
, the first person to print a text on how to do double entry bookkeeping, in 1494.
to answer this question appears in Luca Pacioli
's seminal Summa de
This delightful book is based on the false premise that the work of Luca Pacioli
on double-entry bookkeeping in the fifteenth century could somehow "make or break the planet" today (226).
The Collected Knowledge of Arithmetic, Geometry, Proportions and Proportionality was written by an Italian monk named Luca Pacioli
. His motto was "no person should go to bed until the debits equal the credits"--advice worth remembering.