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Petrus Apianus

Petrus Apianus (April 16, 1495 – April 21, 1552), also known as Peter Apian, Peter Bennewitz, and Peter Bienewitz, was a German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography. His work on "cosmography", the field that dealt with the earth and its position in the universe and presented in his most famous works, ''Astronomicum Caesareum'' (1540) and ''Cosmographicus liber'' (1524) which were extremely influential in his time with the numerous editions in multiple languages being published until 1609. The lunar crater ''Apianus'' and asteroid 19139 Apian are named in his honour.
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