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  1. Petrus Apianus, cuyo nombre original en alemán era Peter Bienewitz o Bennewitz, castellanizado como Pedro Apiano, fue un humanista alemán conocido por sus importantes trabajos en matemáticas, astronomía y cartografía. Fue nombrado matemático del emperador Carlos V a quien había dedicado una de las obras que más fama le dieron, el Astronomicum Cæsareum.

  2. Petrus Apianus, also known as Peter Apian, Peter Bennewitz, and Peter Bienewitz, was a German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography. His work on "cosmography", the field that dealt with the earth and its position in the universe, was presented in his most famous publications, Astronomicum Caesareum and Cosmographicus liber. His books were extremely influential in his time, with the numerous editions in multiple languages being published until 1609 ...

  3. Peter von Bienewitz Apianus. Fue un astrónomo alemán. Síntesis biográfica. Nació en 1495 en Leisnig, Alemania y falleció en 1552 en Ingolstadt. Principales aportes

  4. Died 21 April 1552 Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany Summary Petrus Apianus was a German mathematician who published important popular works on astronomy and geography. View two larger pictures Biography Petrus Apianus, also known as Peter Apian, Peter Bennewitz, and Peter Bienewitz, was one of four sons of Martin and Gertrud Bienewitz.

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    He was born as Peter Bienewitz (or Bennewitz) in Leisnig in Saxony; his father was a shoemaker. The family was relatively well off, belonging to the middle-class citizenry of Leisnig. Apianus was educated at the Latin school in Rochlitz. From 1516 to 1519 he studied at the University of Leipzig; during this time, he Latinized his name to Apianus (l...

    Cosmographicus liber (also called Cosmographia), Landshut 1524.
    Ein newe und wolgegründete underweisung aller Kauffmanns Rechnung in dreyen Büchern, mit schönen Regeln und fragstücken begriffen, Ingolstadt 1527. A handbook of commercial arithmetic; depicted in...
    Cosmographiae introductio, cum quibusdam Geometriae ac Astronomiae principiis ad eam rem necessariis, Ingolstadt 1529.
    Ein kurtzer bericht der Observation unnd urtels des jüngst erschinnen Cometen..., Ingolstadt 1532. On his comet observations.

    ^1Whether Apian ever received the promised money is uncertain; in any case he wrote a letter to the emperor in 1549 asking him to finally pay the promised sum.

    Kish, George (1970). "Apian, Peter". Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 1. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. pp. 178–179. ISBN 0-684-10114-9.
    Röttel, K. (Ed.): Peter Apian: Astronomie, Kosmographie und Mathematik am Beginn der Neuzeit, Polygon-Verlag 1995; ISBN 3-928671-12-X. In German.
    Christian Kahl: Apian, Peter (ursprünglich Bienewitz oder Bennewitz). In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Bd. 24, Nordhausen 2005, ISBN 3-88309-247-9, Sp. 107–114. (German)
    O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Petrus Apianus", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Apianus.html.
  5. Petrus Apianus 1501-1552 Home > Biography Index > Biography Index Born in Leisnig, Saxony. Entered Leipzig University in 1516 and Latinized his surname Bienewitz ("of the bees") into Apianus. At the University of Vienna, he studied with the mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer Georg Tanstetter (known as Collimitius, 1481-1530) until 1523.

  6. Other articles where Petrus Apianus is discussed: map: Maps of the discoveries: …best known was that of Petrus Apianus in 1524, the popularity of which extended to 15 more editions. That of Sebastian Münster, published in 1544, was larger and remained authoritative and in demand until the end of the century, reflecting the general eagerness of the times for learning, especially geography.