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German painter, printmaker and theorist whose theoretical treatises involve principles of mathematics, perspective and ideal proportions.
His most famous and most-discussed work is probably his engraving Melencolia I.
- Born: 21 May 1471 in Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire
- Died: 6 April 1528 in Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire
Theorems and Definitions
- 1525: Underweysung der Messung mit dem Zirckel und Richtscheyt ("Instructions for Measuring with Compass and Ruler"), usually referred to as Four Books on Measurement
- 1528: Vier Bücher von Menschlicher Proportion ("Four Books on Human Proportion") (posthumous)
- 1986: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers ... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence
- 1991: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Geometry ... (previous) ... (next): A Chronological List Of Mathematicians
- 1997: David Wells: Curious and Interesting Numbers (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence