Mario Bettinus

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Mario Bettinus

Mario Bettinus (Italian name, Mario Bettini) (6 February 1582 – 7 November 1657) was an Italian Jesuit philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. The lunar crater Bettinus was named after him by Giovanni Riccioli in 1651.[1] His Apiaria Universae Philosophiae Mathematicae is an encyclopedic collection of mathematical curiosities.[2] This work had been reviewed by Christoph Grienberger.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Apiaria Universae Philosophiae Mathematicae, 1642
  • Aerarium Philosophiae Mathematicae, 1648
  • Rubenus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, John M., S.J. (Fall 1995), "34 Jesuits on the Moon", Creighton University Window: 12–15 .
  2. ^ Andersen, Kirsti (2008), The Geometry of an Art: The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge, Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Springer, p. 374, ISBN 9780387489469 .
  3. ^ Gorman, Michael John (2003), "Mathematics and modesty in the Society of Jesus: The Problems of Christoph Grienberger (1564–1636)", in Feingold, Mordechai, The New Science and Jesuit Science: Seventeenth Century Perspectives, Archimedes 6, Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 1–120 .