Adriaan van Roomen

1561 - 1615

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Adriaan van Roomen (29 September 1561 – 4 May 1615), also known as Adrianus Romanus, was a mathematician, professor of medicine and medical astronomer from the Duchy of Brabant in the Habsburg Netherlands who was active throughout Central Europe in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. As a mathematician he worked in algebra, trigonometry and geometry; and on the decimal expansion of π. He solved the Problem of Apollonius using a new method that involved intersecting hyperbolas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adriaan van Roomen has received more than 21,422 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Adriaan van Roomen is the 387th most popular mathematician (down from 370th in 2019), the 328th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 268th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Belgian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Adriaan van Roomen ranks 387 out of 828Before him are Edward Waring, Alfred Clebsch, Qin Jiushao, Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam, Ernesto Cesàro, and Pierre Wantzel. After him are Yutaka Taniyama, Maryam Mirzakhani, Yakov Sinai, Edward Kasner, Alain Connes, and Luigi Cremona.

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Among people born in 1561, Adriaan van Roomen ranks 9Before him are Luis de Góngora, Katō Kiyomasa, Santorio Santorio, Henry Briggs, Ii Naomasa, and Anna Maria of the Palatinate. After him are Thomas Fincke and Mary Sidney. Among people deceased in 1615, Adriaan van Roomen ranks 12Before him are Heo Jun, Virginia de' Medici, Dom Justo Takayama, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Claudio Acquaviva, and Alonso Pérez de Guzmán y Sotomayor, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia. After him are Marcantonio Memmo and Melchior Vulpius.

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Among people born in Belgium, Adriaan van Roomen ranks 328 out of 899Before him are Jan Sanders van Hemessen (1500), Enzo Scifo (1966), Justus Sustermans (1597), Thierry Boutsen (1957), Louis Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium (1833), and Adeliza of Louvain (1103). After him are Henry V, Count of Luxembourg (1217), Gaston Reiff (1921), Marc Wilmots (1969), Guido Gezelle (1830), Jan Provoost (1465), and Joachim Beuckelaer (1533).


Among mathematicians born in Belgium, Adriaan van Roomen ranks 6Before him are Simon Stevin (1548), Victor D'Hondt (1841), Eugène Charles Catalan (1814), Pierre François Verhulst (1804), and Pierre Deligne (1944). After him are Grégoire de Saint-Vincent (1584), Charles Jean de la Vallée Poussin (1866), David Ruelle (1935), Elias M. Stein (1931), Jean Bourgain (1954), and Jacques Tits (1930).