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Mathematical Treasure: Schoener's Algorithmus

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Johannes Schöner (1477–1547), also known as “Mathematicus,” was a German scientific polymath. His portrait was drawn by the humanist Jean-Jacques Boissard (1528–1602) and included in Bibliotheca chaleographia 1652–1669 (1669).

Schöner’s most important mathematical work was Algorithmus demonstratus, published in 1534.

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Schoener's Algorithmus," Convergence (April 2018)