Christopher Wursteisen

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Christopher Wursteisen (Latin: Christianus Vurstitius) (born c. 1570) was a law student at the University of Padua from 1595. He has been identified with the Cristiano Vurstisio who was credited by Galileo[1] with introducing the teachings of Copernicus to the University, where Galileo was teaching mathematics.[2] He may have been a son of Christian Wursteisen of Basel, who has also been credited with introducing the Copernican system to Padua.

According to German sources, Emanuel Wurstisen (1586–1601) was a son of Christian Wurstisen (1544–1588) and studied in Basel and became a doctor in Biel.[3]


  1. ^ Galilei, Galileo (1632). Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo Tolemaico e Copernicano. Florence: Giovanni Batista Landini. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  2. ^ Drake, Stillman (1978). Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 36. ISBN 0-486-49542-6. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  3. ^ PND

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