1547 in science
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- John Dee visits the Low Countries to study navigation with Gemma Frisius.
- The first chair of mathematics at the University of Heidelberg is given to the physician Jacob Curio.
- Charles de Bovelles publishes La Geometrie practique in Paris, with assistance from Oronce Finé.
- Girolamo Gabuccini publishes the first separate treatise on parasitic worms.
- February 18 – Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Lebanese-born philosopher and astronomer (died 1621)
- March 1 – Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher and polymath (died 1628)
- November 26 – Nicolaus Taurellus, German philosopher and scientist (died 1606)
- January 16 – Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (born 1477)
- December 2 – Hernán Cortés, Spanish explorer (born 1485)
- Gabucinus, Hieronymo (1547). De lumbricis alvum occupantibus, ac de ratione curande eos, qui ab illis infestantur, commentarius. Venice. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
- Egerton, Frank N. (January 2004). "A History of the Ecological Sciences. Part 12: Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology during the 1500s" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-19.