Johann Lantz

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Institutionum arithmeticarum libri quatuor, 1619

Johann Lantz or Lanz (1564 – 20 September 1638) was a German mathematician and jesuit.[1][2]


Born in Tettnang on the Lake of Konstanz in 1564, he was admitted as novice in Landsberg in 1589.[1] He became a professor of Hebrew at the University of Ingolstadt. After 1609-1610 he left his place to his pupil Christoph Scheiner[2] and moved to the University of Munich.[1] He died in Munich in 1638.

He wrote several works on mathematics. He became analyzing the four genres of numbers, then the astronomic fractions.[1] He is remembered also by Mario Bettini in his Aerarium philosophiae mathematicae (1648).[1][3][4]


  • Lantz, Johann (1619). Institutionum arithmeticarum libri quatuor (in Latin). Monachii: Nikolaus Heinrich.


  1. ^ a b c d e Luigi Ingaliso (2005). Filosofia e cosmologia in Christoph Scheiner (in Italian). Rubbettino Editore. p. 63. ISBN 978-88-498-1258-9.
  2. ^ a b Mordechai Feingold (2003). Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters. MIT Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-262-06234-3.
  3. ^ Mario Bettini (1648). Aerarium philosophiae mathematicae. 2. Bononiae: typis Io. Baptistae Ferronij.
  4. ^ Mario Bettini (1648). Aerarium philosophiae mathematicae. 3. Bononiae: typis Io. Baptistae Ferronij.