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  1. Muller, Johann Muller, Regiomontanusnoun

    German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476)


  1. Regiomontanus

    Johannes Müller von Königsberg (6 June 1436 – 6 July 1476), better known as Regiomontanus (), was a mathematician, astrologer and astronomer of the German Renaissance, active in Vienna, Buda and Nuremberg. His contributions were instrumental in the development of Copernican heliocentrism in the decades following his death. Regiomontanus wrote under the Latinized name of Ioannes de Monteregio (or Monte Regio; Regio Monte); the toponym Regiomontanus was first used by Philipp Melanchthon in 1534. He is named after Königsberg in Lower Franconia, not the larger Königsberg (modern Kaliningrad) in Prussia.


  1. regiomontanus

    Regiomontanus is the Latin name of Johannes Müller von Königsberg (1436–1476), a German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, translator, and bishop. He is known for his significant contributions to various branches of science and his development of early mathematical tools. The term "Regiomontanus" can also refer to his works or the astronomical and mathematical systems he developed.


  1. Regiomontanus

    Johannes Müller von Königsberg, today best known by the Latin epithet Regiomontanus, was a German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, translator, instrument maker and Catholic bishop. He was born in the Franconian village of Unfinden — not in the more famous East-Prussian Königsberg. He was also known as Johannes der Königsberger. His writings were published under the name of Joannes de Monte Regio, a Latinized version of his name. Both names mean "John of King's Mountain". The name "Regiomontanus" was first coined by Phillip Melanchthon in 1534, fifty-eight years after Regiomontanus' death.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Regiomontanus

    name adopted by Johann Müller, a celebrated German astronomer and mathematician, born at Königsberg, in Franconia; appointed professor of Astronomy in Vienna (1461); sojourned in Italy; settled in Nüremberg, where much of his best work was done; assisted Pope Sixtus IV. in reforming the Calendar; was made Bishop of Ratisbon; died at Rome; was regarded as the most learned astronomer of the time in Europe, and his works were of great value to Columbus and other early navigators (1436-1476).

Etymology and Origins

  1. Regiomontanus

    The name assumed by Johann Müller, a celebrated German mathematician of the fifteenth century, being a Latinised rendering of “Konigsberg,” his native place.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Regiomontanus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Regiomontanus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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