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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 toponym 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 211,253 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Regiomontanus is the 78th most popular mathematician (up from 80th in 2019), the 409th most popular biography from Germany (down from 369th in 2019) and the 11th 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 78 out of 823Before him are Katherine Johnson, Urbain Le Verrier, Giuseppe Peano, Andrey Kolmogorov, Richard Dedekind, and Augustus De Morgan. After him are Alexander Grothendieck, Ctesibius, Friedrich Bessel, Pappus of Alexandria, Johann Heinrich Lambert, and Felix Klein.

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Among people born in 1436, Regiomontanus ranks 1After him are Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Leonardo Loredan, Francesco del Cossa, 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, Frederick I, Elector Palatine, Agnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Bourbon, George VIII of Georgia, Stefan Branković, and Pietro Mocenigo.

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Among people born in Germany, Regiomontanus ranks 409 out of 6,142Before him are Christopher of Bavaria (1416), Carol I of Romania (1839), J. Hans D. Jensen (1907), Dietrich von Choltitz (1894), Gerda Taro (1910), and Maria Amalia of Saxony (1724). After him are Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Christian V of Denmark (1646), Erwin Panofsky (1892), Lothar Matthäus (1961), and Friedrich Bessel (1784).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Regiomontanus ranks 11Before him are Gottlob Frege (1848), Emmy Noether (1882), Karl Weierstrass (1815), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), and Richard Dedekind (1831). After him are Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Felix Klein (1849), Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), Christopher Clavius (1538), and Hermann Weyl (1885).