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Johannes Müller von Königsberg (6 June 1436 – 6 July 1476), better known as Regiomontanus (), was a mathematician, astrologer and astronomer of the German Renaissance, active in Vienna, Buda and Nuremberg. His contributions were instrumental in the development of Copernican heliocentrism in the decades following his death. Regiomontanus wrote under the Latinized name of Ioannes de Monteregio (or Monte Regio; Regio Monte); the adjectival Regiomontanus was first used by Philipp Melanchthon in 1534. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Regiomontanus has received more than 141,436 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Regiomontanus is the 80th most popular mathematician (down from 71st in 2019), the 369th most popular biography from Germany (down from 325th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Mathematician.

Regiomontanus is most famous for his work in astronomy. He was the first person to create a star catalog and map of the sky.

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Among mathematicians, Regiomontanus ranks 80 out of 828Before him are Siméon Denis Poisson, Andrey Kolmogorov, Johann Heinrich Lambert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Jacob Bernoulli, and Katherine Johnson. After him are Bhāskara II, Ctesibius, Giuseppe Peano, Pappus of Alexandria, Felix Klein, and Adrien-Marie Legendre.

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Among people born in 1436, Regiomontanus ranks 1After him are Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Francesco del Cossa, Leonardo Loredan, Tizoc, Louis of Cyprus, and Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset. Among people deceased in 1476, Regiomontanus ranks 3Before him are Vlad the Impaler and Simonetta Vespucci. After him are Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Jean II, Duke of Alençon, Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence, Agnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Bourbon, Frederick I, Elector Palatine, and Pietro Mocenigo.

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Among people born in Germany, Regiomontanus ranks 369 out of 5,289Before him are Ernst Ruska (1906), Carl Bosch (1874), Georg von Küchler (1881), Martin Behaim (1459), Louis the Child (893), and Walther von Reichenau (1884). After him are Heinrich von Kleist (1777), Paul Hausser (1880), Hans Fritzsche (1900), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Ludwig III of Bavaria (1845), and Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Regiomontanus ranks 12Before him are Emmy Noether (1882), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Karl Weierstrass (1815), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Friedrich Bessel (1784), and Richard Dedekind (1831). After him are Felix Klein (1849), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), Christopher Clavius (1538), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), and Hermann Weyl (1885).