Thomaz, Alvaro [Alvaro Tomas, Alvarus Thomas]
- 1. Dates
- Born: fl
- Dateinfo: Dates Certain
- 2. Father
- Occupation: No Information
- No information on financial status.
- 3. Nationality
- Birth: Portuguese
- Career: French
- Death: Unknown
- 4. Education
- Schooling: Paris, M.A.
- Identified as a regent of the Collège de Coqueret at Paris, 1509, in the colophon of his own principal work. I assume B.A.
- Mentioned in the archives of the university as receiving (I wonder if this doesn't mean rather functioning as) M.A. at the same college, 1513. However, if he functioned as a teaching master, he probably received the degree.
- 5. Religion
- Affiliation: Catholic
- 6. Scientific Disciplines
- Primary: Scholastic Philosophy, Mathematics
- Published Liber de triplici motu proportionibus, 1509, in the tradition of the calculatores--a work both of mathematics and of scholastic physics.
- Thomaz was the calculator par excellence in Paris in the early 16th century, the principal stimulus to the revival of interest in the Mertonian approach to natural philosophy.
- 7. Means of Support
- Primary: Academic
- Beyond the few details above, nothing is known about Thomaz.
- 8. Patronage
- Type: None
- 9. Technological Involvement
- Type: None
- 10. Scientific Societies
- Memberships: None
- Grande enciclopedia portuguesa e brasileira.
- Edward Grant, Nicole Oresme: De porportionibus proportionum, (Madison, 1966).
- Ricardo G. Villoslada, La Universidad de Paris durante los estudios de Francisco de Vitoria, vol. 14 of Analecta Gregoriana, Series Fac. Hist. Ecc. Sectio B, num. 2 (Roma, 1938), pp. 404-7. Pierre Duhem, Etudes sur Leonarda da Vinci, 3, pp. 531-55, 557, 561.
- Not Available and Not Consulted
- Julio Rey Pastor, Los matematicos espanoles de siglo XVI, Biblioteca scientia, no. 2 (Toledo, 1926), pp. 82-9.
- Compiled by:
- Richard S. Westfall
- Department of History and Philosophy of Science
- Indiana University
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