Simon Stevin

1548 - 1620

Simon Stevin

Simon Stevin (Dutch: [ˈsimɔn ˈsteːvɪn]; 1548–1620), sometimes called Stevinus, was a Flemish mathematician, physicist and military engineer. He made various contributions in many areas of science and engineering, both theoretical and practical. He also translated various mathematical terms into Dutch, making it one of the few European languages in which the word for mathematics, wiskunde (wis and kunde, i.e., "the knowledge of what is certain"), was not a loanword from Greek but a calque via Latin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Stevin has received more than 236,577 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Simon Stevin ranks 47 out of 746Before him are Johann Bernoulli, Charles Sanders Peirce, Emmy Noether, Apollonius of Perga, Ludolph van Ceulen, and Eudoxus of Cnidus. After him are Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Sofia Kovalevskaya, August Ferdinand Möbius, and Nikolai Lobachevsky.

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Among people born in 1548, Simon Stevin ranks 2Before him is Giordano Bruno. After him are Tomás Luis de Victoria, Vincenzo Scamozzi, Francisco Suárez, Karel van Mander, Bianca Cappello, Honda Tadakatsu, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Palma il Giovane, Antonio Priuli, and Sebastián Vizcaíno. Among people deceased in 1620, Simon Stevin ranks 1After him are Wanli Emperor, William Adams, Mahfiruz Hatun, Taichang Emperor, Stanisław Żółkiewski, Louise de Coligny, and Thomas Campion.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Simon Stevin ranks 32 out of 658Before him are Agnès Varda (1928), Hergé (1907), César Franck (1822), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Adolphe Sax (1814), and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697). After him are Victor Horta (1861), Mary of Hungary (1505), Orlande de Lassus (1534), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Django Reinhardt (1910), and Georges Lemaître (1894).


Among mathematicians born in Belgium, Simon Stevin ranks 1After him are Victor D'Hondt (1841), Eugène Charles Catalan (1814), Pierre Deligne (1944), Pierre François Verhulst (1804), Adriaan van Roomen (1561), Grégoire de Saint-Vincent (1584), Charles Jean de la Vallée Poussin (1866), David Ruelle (1935), Jean Bourgain (1954), Jacques Tits (1930), and Ingrid Daubechies (1954).

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