Simon Stevin

1548 - 1620

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Simon Stevin was a Flemish mathematician who presented the first elementary and thorough account of decimal fractions and introduced their use in mathematics.
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List of References (19 books/articles)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Honours awarded to Simon Stevin
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Lunar featuresCrater Stevinus


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. NNDB
  3. Hopfam
  1. The Galileo Project
  2. Amsterdam (An English translation of La Theinde)
  3. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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