Villedieu is a town in the Normandy region, France, in which the scholar Alexandre de Villa Dei was born in the 15th century. He was, amongst a fewothers, one of the rst ones to mark the Latinized version – Algoritmi – of thePersian scientist‘s name Al-Khwarizmi (8th century) who had drafted many studies about algebra and the Hindu-Arabic numeral systems. In his book Carmen de Algorismo Alexandre explained on how to calculate with the new Hindu-Arabic numeral system. In order for the information to be easily learnt by heart, he composed the writings as a poem

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