Petrus Apianus

Petrus Apianus (16 April 1495 – 21 April 1552), also known as Peter Apian, was a German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography. The lunar crater Apianus and minor planet 19139 Apian are named in his honour. He was born as Peter Bienewitz (or Bennewitz) in Leisnig in Saxony; his father was a shoemaker. The family was relatively well off, belonging to the middle-clas... Read more at Wikipedia

Date of Birth: 16-Apr-1495

Place of Birth: Leisnig, Saxony, Germany

Date of Death: 21-Apr-1552

Profession: Mathematician, Astronomer

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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