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Purbach or Peuerbach, Georg von

[poorbakh]

(1423--61)

Astronomer and mathematician, born in Austria. Considered to be the first great modern astronomer, he was teacher of Regiomontanus. Court astrologer to Frederick III and professor at Vienna, he is thought to have been the first to introduce sines into trigonometry.


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