Petrus Apianus (April 16, – April 21, ), also known as Peter Apian, Peter Bennewitz, In , Apian printed the Astronomicum Caesareum, dedicated to Charles V. Charles promised him a truly royal sum (3, golden guilders). Peter Apian’s Astronomicum Caesareum (Ingolstadt, ) is one of the finest printed books in the National Library of Scotland, hand coloured. Folio ( x mm.), 59 leaves, title within woodcut border, woodcut arms of the dedicatees Charles V and his brother Ferdinand of Spain on.

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Petrus Apianus

Bosch may be, or be connected to, the Wolfgang Bosch who was mayor of Ljubljana, Slovenia from and whose arms which match the crest on the bookplate dated are set into his house at Fish Square, Ljubljana.

Although he neglected his teaching duties, the university evidently was proud to host such an esteemed scientist. The British Journal for the History of Science.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Apian’s work included in mathematics—in he published a variation of Pascal’s triangleand in a table of sines — as well as astronomy. Apianus was educated at the Latin school in Rochlitz. German mathematician and cartographer.

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Approximately copies survive, probably the majority of the copies printed, since it is unlikely that anyone would throw away such a fascinating volume. The main contemporary use of the book would have been to cast horoscopes.

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All following user names refer to en. Even in the sixteenth century it was a luxury book.

Uploading old version of file from en. Pena, Rothmann and Brahe, Summary”. And then, in a pioneering use of astronomical chronology, he takes up the circumstances of several historical eclipses.

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Among the first books he printed were the writings of Johann EckMartin Luther ‘s antagonist. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository.

They would have 14 children together, five girls and nine sons, one of whom was Philipp Apian —who, in addition to his own research, preserved the legacy of astrinomicum father. Next Apianus turns to two ancient eclipses, one reported by Plutarch in the year in which Darius was defeated by Alexander the Great and the other reported by Pliny in the second century B.

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The great volume grew and changed in the course of the printing, eventually comprising fifty-five leaves, of which twenty-one contain moving parts and twelve more have index threads. A few books printed after managed to include even more complex assemblies of paper disks, but none achieved the total elegance and splendor of this volume. Charles promised him a truly royal sum 3, golden guilders1 appointed him his court mathematician, and made him a Reichsritter a Free Imperial Knight and in even an Imperial Count Palatine.


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This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat At Landshut, he produced his Cosmographicus libera highly respected work on astronomy and navigation which was to see at least 30 reprints in 14 languages and that remained popular until the end of the 16th century.

Through his work, Apian became a favourite of emperor Charles V. A normal copyright tag is still required. Public domain Public domain false false. German mathematician and cartographer. The following page uses this file: In he was called to the University of Ingolstadt as a mathematician caesareuj printer and by the s had secured the patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.