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Pitiscus, Bartholomeo

1. Dates
Born: Gruenberg, Silesia, 24 Aug 1561
Died: Heidelberg, 2 July 1613
Dateinfo: Dates Certain
Lifespan: 52
2. Father
Occupation: No Information
The only thing said about the parents is that they were
poor.
3. Nationality
Birth: Gruenberg, Silesia
Career: Germany
Death: Heidelberg, Germany
4. Education
Schooling: Heidelberg
He studied Calvinist theology in Zerbst and Heidelberg. A degree is not mentioned, however likely it may appear.
5. Religion
Affiliation: Calvinist
6. Scientific Disciplines
Primary: Mathematics
7. Means of Support
Primary: Patronage
He was court chaplin at Breslau.
c. 1584, he taught and then became court chaplain and court preacher to Elector Frederick IV of the Palatinate.
8. Patronage
Type: Court Official
His major patron was obviously Frederick IV. Pitiscus calls him his "Herr" in the preface to the Thesaurus mathematicus.
9. Technological Involvement
Types: None
10. Scientific Societies
Memberships: None
Sources
  1. Allegemeine Deutsche Biographie, 26, (Leipzig, 1888), 204-5.
Compiled by:
Richard S. Westfall
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
Indiana University

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1995 Al Van Helden
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