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or Levin Hulsius (1546 in Ghent
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, east-Flanders, Belgium
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; 1606 in Frankfurt am Main) He was a maker and dealer of fine scientific instruments; publisher and printer
In publishing, printers are both companies providing printing services and individuals who directly operate printing presses. With the invention of the moveable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg around 1450, printing—and printers—proliferated throughout Europe.Today, printers are found...
; linguist and lexicographer; wrote extensively on the construction of geometrical instruments. Although he was born in Flanders
Flanders is the community of the Flemings but also one of the institutions in Belgium, and a geographical region located in parts of present-day Belgium, France and the Netherlands. "Flanders" can also refer to the northern part of Belgium that contains Brussels, Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp...
he lived and worked in the Netherlands
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Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...
- Mathematics from the birth of numbers, Jan Gullberg
Jan Gullberg, was a Swedish writer on popular Science and Medical topics. He is the author of Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers, published by W. W. Norton in 1997 . The book was positively reviewed in Scientific American, but more reservedly in New Scientist.-References:...
, W. W. Norton & Company; 1st ed edition (October 1997), 1093 pages ISBN 0-393-04002-X ISBN 978-0-393-04002-9
- Ralf Kern: "Wissenschaftliche Instrumente in Ihrer Zeit". Band 2: "Vom Compendium zum Einzelinstrument". Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König 2010, ISBN 978-3-86560-866-6