1533 in science
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- Petrus Apianus publishes at Ingolstadt Apiani horoscopion (on the solar quadrant), Buch Instrument (on astronomical instruments) and Folium populi (on the portable sundial).
- Rembert Dodoens publishes his Herbarium.
- October 30 – The Concepción and San Lázaro, on the instruction of Hernán Cortés, leave Manzanillo to explore the Pacific Ocean.
- Fortún Ximénez is the first European known to land in Baja California (where he is killed by natives).
History of science
- Georgius Agricola publishes De Mensuis et Ponderibus on the weights and measures of Classical antiquity.
- First printed edition of Euclid's Elements in the original Greek published in Basel, including integral diagrams and the first printing of Proclus' commentary on the first book.
- Gemma Frisius publishes De Locorum describendorum ratione at Anvers, containing the first known statement of the principles of triangulation and a means for determining longitude.
- Antonio da Sangallo the Younger constructs the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, considered as a model in bastion fortress design.
- August 2 – Theodor Zwinger the elder, Swiss philosopher, physician and encyclopedist (died 1588)
- November 23 – Prospero Alpini, Venetian-born physician and botanist (died 1617)
- Approx. date
- May 31 – Ambrosius Ehinger, Bavarian explorer of South America (born c. 1500)
- August 16 – Diogo Ribeiro, Portuguese-Spanish cartographer and explorer (b. unknown)
- Johannes Ruysch, cartographer (born c. 1460?)