Mathematician:Jakob Köbel

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German mathematician and state official about whom little can be found on the internet.




  • Born: c. 1462 in Heidelberg
  • Died: 31 Jan 1533 in Oppenheim


  • Geometry

Notable Quotes

Darauss verstehstu das 1. kein zal ist sonder es ist ein gebererin anfang und fundament aller anderer zahlen.

That is:

Wherefrom thou understandest that 1 is no number but it is a generatrix beginning and foundation for all other numbers.

Also known as

His surname is variously presented as Kobel, Kobelius, Kobelin or Kobilinus.

His first name is often seen in the Latinized for Jacobus or Iacobus.