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Wilhelm Schickard

* 1592 Herrenberg/Baden-Württemberg
+ 1635 in Tübingen


Wilhelm Schickard   Wilhelm Schickard

                                                    1973                                                                                                2023

Wilhelm Schickard was a German professor of Hebrew and astronomy
who became famous in the second part of the 20th century after Franz Hammer, a biographer (along with Max Caspar) of Johannes Kepler,
claimed that the drawings of a calculating clock, predating the public release of Pascal's calculator by twenty years,
had been discovered in two unknown letters written by Schickard to Johannes Kepler in 1623 and 1624.
Bruno von Freytag-Löringhoff built a replica of Schickard's machine in 1960.

zuletzt geändert: 2023