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algebra

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Computing.

The area of mathematics related to the general properties of arithmetic. Relationships can be summarized by using variables, usually denoted by letters x, y, n,… to stand for unknown...

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Andrea Cesalpino

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1524/5–1603),

Italian botanist, physician, anatomist, and metallurgist. He was born in Arezzo and studied medicine in Pisa, where in 1555 he became director of the botanical...

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cabinet

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Science and Mathematics.

1 Cabin.

2 Relatively small room used for interviews or private conferences by e.g. a sovereign.

3 Small room, often richly...

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Christoph Scheiner

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1573–1650)

Germanscholar and astronomer. In 1611, with the aid of a telescope he built himself, he became one of several independent discoverers of sunspots (the others included...

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Early Modern Afro-Caribbean Healers

Pablo F. Gómez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Caribbean History; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7058 words.

In the early modern Spanish Caribbean, ritual practitioners of African descent were essential providers of health care for Caribbean people of all origins. Arriving from West and West...

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Erasmus Reinhold

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1511–53),

German astronomer. He was born in Saalfeld and became professor of mathematics at Wittenberg, where, together with his colleague Georg Rheticus, he became interested in...

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François Viète

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Science and Mathematics.

(1540–1603) French mathematician

Viète, who was born at Fontenay-le-Comte in France, is also known by the Latinized form of his name, Franciscus Vieta. He was educated at Poitiers...

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Gabriel Fallopius

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Biological Sciences.

(1523–62)

Italian anatomist, who was professor of anatomy at Pisa (from 1548) and Padua (from 1551). Best known for his discoveries about the human skeletal and reproductive...

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Georg von Purbach

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1423–1461) Austrian astronomer and mathematician

Purbach (or Peurbach) took his name from his birthplace in Austria. He had traveled in Italy and studied under Nicholas of Cusa...

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Georgius Agricola

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1494–1555)

The author of works on ‘geology’ and mineral classification, and of the first comprehensive record of mining, De Re Metallica (1556). Using Roman sources and...

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