Who was there ?


Mathematicians in our archive who were alive in the year 1500 are:

Nilakantha was 56 this year and would die in a further 44 years.
Luca Pacioli was 55 this year and would die in a further 17 years.
Leonardo da Vinci was 48 this year and would die in a further 19 years.
Scipione del Ferro was 35 this year and would die in a further 26 years.
Johann Werner was 32 this year and would die in a further 22 years.
John Maior was 31 this year and would die in a further 50 years.
Estienne de la Roche was about 30 this year and would die in about a further 30 years.
Charles de Bouvelles was 29 this year and would die in a further 53 years.
Albrecht Dčrer was 29 this year and would die in a further 28 years.
Nicolaus Copernicus was 27 this year and would die in a further 43 years.
Cuthbert Tunstall was 26 this year and would die in a further 59 years.
Juan de Ortega was 20 this year and would die in a further 68 years.
Gaspar Lax was 13 this year and would die in a further 60 years.
Michael Stifel was 13 this year and would die in a further 67 years.
Adam Ries was 8 this year and would die in a further 59 years.
Oronce Fine was 6 this year and would die in a further 55 years.
Francesco Maurolico was 6 this year and would die in a further 75 years.
Petrus Apianus was 5 this year and would die in a further 52 years.
Christoff Rudolff was 1 this year and would die in a further 43 years.
Jyesthadeva was born about this year and would die in about a further 75 years.
Tartaglia was born this year and would die in a further 57 years.

There were 21 mathematicians in our archive alive in the year 1500.


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