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.


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