Christopher Clavius astronomer and mathematician

  title={Christopher Clavius astronomer and mathematician},
  author={Costantino Sigismondi},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • C. Sigismondi
  • Published 2 March 2012
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
The Jesuit scientist Christopher Clavius (1538-1612) has been the most influential teacher of the renaissance. His contributions to algebra, geometry, astronomy and cartography are enormous. He paved the way, with his texts and his teaching for 40 years in the the Collegio Romano, to the development of these sciences and their fruitful spread all around the World, along the commercial paths of Portugal, which become also the missionary paths for the Jesuits. The books of Clavius were translated… 
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