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1515 in science

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1515 in science

The year 1515 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here.

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Astronomy

  • A year in which Earth's so-called "second moon" Cruithne (discovered in 1986) makes a closest approach to earth. The two are in 1:1 orbital resonance. This last happened in about 1903 and will next happen in July, 2292.
  • Cartography

  • First Johannes Schöner globe produced.
  • Zoology

  • May 15 – An Indian rhinoceros arrives in Lisbon, the first to be seen in Europe since Roman times.
  • Births

  • February 18 – Valerius Cordus, German physician and botanist (died 1544)
  • Cristóbal Acosta, Portuguese physician and natural historian (died 1594)
  • Giorgio Biandrata, Italian court physician (died 1588)
  • Petrus Ramus, French logician (k. 1572)
  • Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist (died 1588)
  • approx. date – Leonard Digges, English mathematician and surveyor (d. c.1559)
  • Deaths

  • Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish navigator (born c.1466)
  • Andreas Stoberl, Austrian astronomer, mathematician and theologian (born 1465)
  • References

    1515 in science Wikipedia


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