Nicolaus Copernicus

19 February 1473, Polish

Johannes Kepler

27 December 1571, German

Astronomer, Mathematician & Astrologer

John Dee

13 July 1527, British

Mathematician, Philosopher

John Napier

01 February 1550, Scottish

Inventor of Logarithms

Willebrord Snell

13 June 1580, Dutch

Astronomer & Mathematician

René Déscartes

31 March 1596, French

Mathematician, Philosopher and Writer

Gerolamo Cardano

24 September 1501, Italian

Polymath

Thomas Harriot

1560 AD, British

Mathematician, explorer, astronomer

Robert Fludd

17 January 1574, British

Physician

Simon Stevin

1548 AD, Belgian, Dutch

mathematician, engineer, military personnel

Marin Mersenne

08 September 1588, French

Philosopher, Theologian, Mathematician,

Pierre Gassendi

22 January 1592, French

Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Professor,

Robert Recorde

1512 AD, Welsh

mathematician, physician, physicist, philosopher

Xu Guangqi

04 May 1562, Chinese

mathematician, astronomer, writer

Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia

1499 AD, Italian

Mathematician

William Oughtred

05 March 1575, British

mathematician, inventor, minister

Petrus Ramus

1515 AD, French

Philosopher

Gemma Frisius

09 December 1508, Dutch

Physician

Edmund Gunter

1581 AD, British

Mathematician

Christopher Clavius

25 March 1538, German

Mathematician

Pedro Nunes

1502 AD, Portuguese

Mathematician

Pierre Vernier

19 August 1580, French

Mathematician

Thomas Digges

1546 AD, British

Mathematician

Georg Joachim Rheticus

16 February 1514, Austrian

Mathematician

Petrus Apianus

German

Girard Desargues

21 February 1591, French

Mathematician

Jost Bürgi

Juan de Herrera

1530 AD, Spanish

Architect

Michael Stifel

1487 AD, German

Monk

Scipione del Ferro

06 February 1465, Italian

Mathematician

Ludolph van Ceulen

German

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Aloysius Lilius

1510 AD, Italian

Astronomer

Michael Maestlin

30 September 1550, German

Astronomer

Francesco Maurolico

Al-Birjandi

Erasmus Reinhold

Georg Stiernhielm

07 August 1598, Swedish

Civil servant

Jacques Besson

1540 AD, French

Inventor

Joost Bürgi

28 February 1552, Swiss

Mathematician

Henry Briggs

01 February 1561, British

Mathematician

John Bainbridge

1582 AD, British

Astronomer

Jacques Peletier

25 July 1517, French

Poet

Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin

22 September 1547, German

Poet

Zhi zao Li

1565 AD, Chinese

Mathematician