Abraham Zacuto

1452 - 1515

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Abraham Zacuto (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם בֵּן שְׁמוּאֵל זַכּוּת‎‎, romanized: Avraham ben Shmuel Zacut, Portuguese: Abraão ben Samuel Zacuto; 12 August 1452 – c. 1515) was a Spanish astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian who served as Royal Astronomer to King John II of Portugal. His astrolabe of copper, his astronomical tables and maritime charts played an important role in the Spanish and Portuguese navigation capability. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraham Zacuto has received more than 91,923 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Abraham Zacuto is the 245th most popular mathematician (up from 273rd in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from Spain (up from 543rd in 2019) and the most popular Spanish Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Abraham Zacuto ranks 245 out of 828Before him are Robert Recorde, Theaetetus, Al-Khazini, Israel Gelfand, Igor Ansoff, and Jean-Robert Argand. After him are Michael Maestlin, Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Karen Uhlenbeck, Jabir ibn Aflah, Zoia Ceaușescu, and Callippus.

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Among people born in 1452, Abraham Zacuto ranks 6Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Richard III of England, Ferdinand II of Aragon, Girolamo Savonarola, and Ludovico Sforza. After him are Joanna, Princess of Portugal and Prospero Colonna. Among people deceased in 1515, Abraham Zacuto ranks 9Before him are Aldus Manutius, Meñli I Giray, Alonso de Ojeda, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Bartholomew Columbus, and Mariotto Albertinelli. After him are Pietro Lombardo, Barbara Zápolya, and Giovanni Giocondo.

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Among people born in Spain, Abraham Zacuto ranks 520 out of 2,595Before him are Francisco Pacheco (1564), Ildefonsus (607), Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji (1200), Gaspar Sanz (1640), García Íñiguez of Pamplona (810), and Juan Sánchez Cotán (1560). After him are Chintila (606), Santiago Rusiñol (1861), Sebastián Iradier (1809), Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias (1657), Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (1057), and Alonso Sánchez Coello (1531).


Among mathematicians born in Spain, Abraham Zacuto ranks 1After him are Jabir ibn Aflah (1100) and Abraham bar Hiyya (1070).