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Aloysius Lilius

1510 - 1576

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Aloysius Lilius (c. 1510 – 1576), also variously referred to as Luigi Lilio or Luigi Giglio, was an Italian doctor, astronomer, philosopher and chronologist, and also the "primary author" who provided the proposal that (after modifications) became the basis of the Gregorian Calendar reform of 1582.The crater Lilius on the Moon is named after him, as is the asteroid 2346 Lilio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aloysius Lilius has received more than 70,293 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Aloysius Lilius is the 119th most popular mathematician (up from 156th in 2019), the 903rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,135th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Mathematician.

Aloysius Lilius is most famous for his contributions to the creation of the Gregorian calendar.

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Among mathematicians, Aloysius Lilius ranks 119 out of 823Before him are Grigori Perelman, Josef Stefan, Christopher Clavius, Hermann Weyl, Leonid Kantorovich, and Émile Borel. After him are Edward Norton Lorenz, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Andrew Wiles, Marian Rejewski, Brook Taylor, and Henri Lebesgue.

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Among people born in 1510, Aloysius Lilius ranks 5Before him are Ambroise Paré, Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, and Renée of France. After him are Jacopo Bassano, Mikael Agricola, Gonzalo Pizarro, Gracia Mendes Nasi, François Clouet, Elena Glinskaya, and Túpac Huallpa. Among people deceased in 1576, Aloysius Lilius ranks 5Before him are Titian, Gerolamo Cardano, Tahmasp I, and Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Hans Sachs, Isabella de' Medici, Frederick III, Elector Palatine, Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Bálint Bakfark, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Bartolomé Carranza.

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Among people born in Italy, Aloysius Lilius ranks 903 out of 4,668Before him are Vincenzo Peruggia (1881), Quirinius (-45), Rachele Mussolini (1890), Cola di Rienzo (1313), Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1843), and Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia (1474). After him are Carlo Crivelli (1430), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Jacopo Bassano (1510), Francesco Landini (1325), Fra Dolcino (1250), and Franco Baresi (1960).


Among mathematicians born in Italy, Aloysius Lilius ranks 13Before him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718), Philolaus (-470), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598), and Lodovico Ferrari (1522). After him are Giambattista della Porta (1535), Vincenzo Viviani (1622), Rafael Bombelli (1526), Vito Volterra (1860), Scipione del Ferro (1465), and Paolo Ruffini (1765).