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Stevin, Simon (1548 - 1620)


Simon Stevin was professor at Leiden University at the beginning of XVII century by carrying out an intense activity for teaching, research, and design in several fields of mechanical engineering, but with specific interests on theoretical mechanics. He was a personality of reference in his time frames because of a recognized reputation of his works that still today are considered of fundamental importance in theoretical mechanics.
Mechanics of machinery, machine design, theoretical mechanics
variant spelling:
Stevin, Simon
Curriculum vitae  
* 1548 Brügge born
1581 he moved to Leiden to attend Latin School
1586 publication of the work Statics and Hydrostatics
1593 appointed as quartermaster-general of Duch Army
1600 start teaching mathematics at the School of engineering at Leiden University
† 1620 Leiden died
Early modern times, ca. 1500-1780
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