Théodore Moret

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Théodore Moret, also known as Moretus (Antwerp 1602 – Breslau 1667) was a Belgian mathematician and Jesuit.[1] He was born in Antwerp, and educated in mathematics at the Jesuit school in Antwerp founded by François d'Aguilon,[2] but spent most of his working life in Prague, in the Kingdom of Bohemia.

Moretus is the author of the first mathematical dissertations ever defended in Prague. Moretus' scientific diaries containing technical notes and drafts as well as his correspondence with pre-eminent European scholars of that time (Kircher, Conrad, Riccioli etc.) are preserved in the National Library of the Czech Republic. He died in Breslau.

The lunar crater Moretus is named after him.[3]

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  1. ^ Short bio
  2. ^ Meskens, A. (1997), "The Jesuit mathematics school in Antwerp in the early seventeenth century", The Seventeenth Century, 12 (1): 11–22, doi:10.1080/0268117X.1997.10555421, Another important pupil of the school of mathematics was Theodore Moretus (1602–1667), son of Petrus and Henriette Plantin. 
  3. ^ Details of crater

External links[edit]

  • Tractatus physico-mathematicus de aestu mari, Theodore Moretus, Antwerp, Jac. Meursius, 1665 full text