Person: Dürer, Albrecht


Dürer was a German artist who is known for his work as an engraver. The foundations of descriptive geometry are laid in Dürer's treatise on human proportions published in Nuremberg after his death in 1528.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born 21 May 1471, Imperial Free City of Nürnberg (now in Germany). Died 6 April 1528, Imperial Free City of Nürnberg (now in Germany).

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive