Mathematician:Georg Joachim Rhaeticus
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Austrian mathematician who was the sole pupil of Nicolaus Copernicus.
Calculated a table of sines accurate to $10$ decimals.
- Born: 16 February 1514 in Feldkirch, Austria
- Died: 4 December 1574 in Kassa, Hungary (now Kosice)
- September 1539: First report to Johann Schöner on the Books of the Revolutions of the learned gentleman and distinguished mathematician, the Reverend Doctor Nicolaus Copernicus of Torun, Canon of Warmia, by a certain youth devoted to mathematics
- August 1541: Tabula chorographica auff Preussen und etliche umbliegende lender (Map of Prussia and Neighboring Lands)
- 1596: Opus Palatinum de Triangulis (posthumous)
Facilitated the publication of De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium ("On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres") by Nicolaus Copernicus
Also known as
Full name: Georg Joachim von Lauchen Rhaeticus (often rendered Rheticus).
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Georg Joachim Rhaeticus": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
- 1998: David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Rheticus, Georg Joachim (1514-76)
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- 2008: Ian Stewart: Taming the Infinite ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $5$: Eternal Triangles: Early trigonometry