Vicente Mut Armengol

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Vicente Mut i Armengol (1614–1687) was a Mallorcan astronomer, engineer, historian, mathematician and soldier.

He was born at Palma in 1614, and became a major of his island militia, a mathematician and historian.[1] He wrote several publications on artillery, astronomy[2] and history,[3] and worked on the fortification of Mallorca.

Mutus crater on the Moon is named in his honor.[4]

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  1. ^ Markham, Clements Robert (1908). The story of Majorca and Minorca. Smith, Elder & Co. p. 191. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  2. ^ Mut, Vicente (1666). De Sole alfonsino restituto, simul et de Diametris et Parallaxibus Luminarium, semidiametro que Umbrae Terrae Epistola... Palma: Typis Petri Guasp. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  3. ^ Flamsteed, John; Forbes, Eric G.; Murdin, Lesley; Willmoth, Frances (1995). The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer Royal: 1666-1682. CRC Press. p. 929. ISBN 0-7503-0147-3.
  4. ^ Blue, Jennifer (25 July 2007). "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature". USGS. Retrieved 5 August 2007.