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 $15$ decimals.




  • Born: 16 February 1514 in Feldkirch, Austria
  • Died: 4 December 1574 in Kassa, Hungary (now Kosice)

Books and Papers

  • 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

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).