Keywords: Sâlih Zeki Bey,Jacques Inaudi,Hârika-i Hilkât,mathematics,accountant


Sâlih Zeki Bey, who made great contributions to the introduction and dissemination of contemporary sciences and especially of mathematics in Turkey, presented Jacques Inaudi - the talent that can accomplish complex arithmetical calculations from memory - in his dissertation named Hârika-i Hilkât. Inaudi was an Italian shepherd, caught the attention of French scholars with his talent after he moved to Paris. Then he became the research subject of the commission founded by the Academy of Sciences. This study that we translated into Turkish includes an overview of Inaudi's life and the reports prepared by the commission.