# Mathematician:Georg von Peuerbach

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## Mathematician

Austrian astronomer, mathematician and instrument maker, best known for his streamlined presentation of Ptolemaic Astronomy in the *Theoricae Novae Planetarum*.

## Nationality

Austrian

## History

- Born: 30 May 1423 in Peuerbach, Austria
- Died: 8 April 1461 in Vienna, Austria

## Publications

- 1454:
*Theoricae Novae Planetarum*("New Theory of the Planets") - 1459:
*Tabulae Eclipsium* - 1462:
*Epitome in Ptolemaei Almagestum*(with Regiomontanus: a $13$-volume translation and interpretation of Ptolemy's*Almagest*) *Tractatus super propositiones Ptolemaei de sinubus et chordis*(published posthumously)

## Also known as

Also known as **Purbach**, **Peurbach** and **Purbachius**.

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Georg von Peuerbach": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Peurbach, Georg**(1423-61) - 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $5$: Eternal Triangles: Early trigonometry