## What did Pedro Nunes discover?

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Around 1550 he made the discovery for which today he is best known, namely his investigation of the loxodrome or, to use the name that Nunes invented, the rhumb line.

### What did Pedro Nunes contribute to math?

Considered one of the greatest mathematicians of his time, Nunes is best known for his contributions to the nautical sciences (navigation and cartography), which he approached, for the first time, in a mathematical way….

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Nationality | Portuguese |

Occupation | Mathematician, cosmographer, and professor |

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#### Where was Pedro Nunes born?

Alcácer do Sal, PortugalPedro Nunes / Place of birthAlcácer do Sal is a municipality in Portugal, located in Setúbal District. The population in 2011 was 13,046, in an area of 1499.87 km². Wikipedia

**When was Pedro Nunes born?**

1502Pedro Nunes / Date of birth

**What did Pedro Nunes study?**

Pedro Nunes, Latin Petrus Nonius, (born 1502, Alcácer do Sal, Port. —died Aug. 11, 1578, Coimbra), mathematician, geographer, and the chief figure in Portuguese nautical science, noted for his studies of the Earth, including the oceans.

## Where did Pedro Nunes go to school?

University of Coimbra

University of Salamanca

Pedro Nunes/Education

### What is Pedro Nunes known for?

Pedro Nunes ( Portuguese: [ˈpedɾu ˈnunɨʃ]; Latin: Petrus Nonius; 1502 – 11 August 1578) was a Portuguese mathematician, cosmographer, and professor, from a New Christian (of Jewish origin) family.

#### What did Baron de Nunes contribute to mathematics?

Considered one of the greatest mathematicians of his time, Nunes is best known for his contributions to the nautical sciences (navigation and cartography), which he approached, for the first time, in a mathematical way.

**Who was Hernando de Nunes?**

But his work spanned from pure mathematics to mechanics to cosmography to geography and to cartography. Nunes was also one of the last great commentators to Ptolemy, Aristotle or Sacrobosco. H e was also aware of the science produced across Europe.

**How did Pedro Nunes Influence Christopher Clavius?**

While at the University of Coimbra, future astronomer Christopher Clavius attended Pedro Nunes’ classes, and was influenced by his works. Clavius, proponent of the Gregorian Calendar, the greatest figure of the Colégio Romano, the great center of Roman Catholic knowledge of that period, classified Nunes as “supreme mathematical genius”.