Regiomontanus as a Physical Astronomer: Samplings from The Defence of Theon against George of Trebizond

@article{Shank2007RegiomontanusAA,
  title={Regiomontanus as a Physical Astronomer: Samplings from The Defence of Theon against George of Trebizond},
  author={M. Shank},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={2007},
  volume={38},
  pages={325 - 349}
}
  • M. Shank
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
  • The “prince of the astronomers of our age” — such was the compliment that the late fifteenth-century scribes and printers of Johannes Regiomontanus’s Ephemerides paid him. With the notable exception of Girolamo Cardano in the sixteenth century, most scholars since then have agreed, and rightly so. His 896-page volume of daily planetary positions covered an entire generation (1476–1506), and rested on a staggering number of calculations, more of which also underlay Regiomontanus’s calendars and… CONTINUE READING
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