STEVIN, Simon


STEVIN, Simon
(1548–1620)
   Mathematician. As a fortification en gineer, Stevin was effective in the military campaigns of the Dutch Revolt. He acted as an advisor in these matters for stadtholderMau rice. His activities concerned not only the publication of his mathe matical treatises and constructions (for example, a much-admired sailing wagon) but also included his participation in the founding of a training college for surveyors at the University of Leiden.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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