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Georg Joachim Rheticus

1514 - 1574

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Georg Joachim de Porris, also known as Rheticus (/ˈrɛtɪkəs/; 16 February 1514 – 5 December 1576), was a mathematician, astronomer, cartographer, navigational-instrument maker, medical practitioner, and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his trigonometric tables and as Nicolaus Copernicus's sole pupil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Joachim Rheticus has received more than 99,550 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Georg Joachim Rheticus is the 24th most popular geographer (up from 26th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from Austria (down from 279th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Geographer.

Georg Joachim Rheticus is most famous for being the first person to publish a book about Nicolaus Copernicus's heliocentric theory.

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Among geographers, Georg Joachim Rheticus ranks 24 out of 67Before him are Ziryab, David Harvey, Ibn Jubayr, Élisée Reclus, Abraham Cresques, and James Lovelock. After him are Al-Bakri, Fra Mauro, William Morris Davis, Sebastian Münster, Marinus of Tyre, and Nicolas Sanson.

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Among people born in 1514, Georg Joachim Rheticus ranks 4Before him are Andreas Vesalius, Tahmasp I, and John Knox. After him are Thomas Culpeper, Philibert de l'Orme, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Cornelis Floris de Vriendt, Claude Goudimel, and Hai Rui. Among people deceased in 1574, Georg Joachim Rheticus ranks 10Before him are Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Renée of France, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Maarten van Heemskerck, and Ebussuud Efendi. After him are Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louis of Nassau, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Guru Amar Das, Damião de Góis, and Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Georg Joachim Rheticus ranks 290 out of 1,237Before him are Oskar Werner (1922), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Sigismund, Archduke of Austria (1427), Franz Böhme (1885), Guido von List (1848), and Archduchess Barbara of Austria (1539). After him are Richard Réti (1889), Toni Sailer (1935), Rudolf Kirchschläger (1915), Camillo Sitte (1843), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), and Countess Georgina von Wilczek (1921).

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Among geographers born in Austria, Georg Joachim Rheticus ranks 1