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“In his "Geometria Practica" (1604) Clavius states among other things a method of dividing a measuring scale into subdivisions of any desired smallness, which is far more complete than that given by Nonius and must be considered as the precursor of the measuring instrument named after Vernier, to which perhaps the name Clavius ought accordingly to be given.”
“Clau, better known as Clavius, confirmed everything Galileo said, and soon, well, as they say, the rest is history.”
“Christopher Clavius was the most influential teacher of the Renaissance and numbered among his admirers Viete, Kepler and Galileo.”
“German form of his name was latinized into "Clavius".”
“In astronomer-author Philip Plait's book Bad Astronomy and at his blog and at Jay Windley's Clavius.org, the experts have explained away the conspiracies as if talking patiently to a kindergartener.”
“And if you have any pretensions of wanting to be a writer, you must read "The Unstrung Harp," a story in Amphigorey which describes the writing process of novelist Clavius Frederick Earbrass: "He must be mad to go on enduring the unexquisite agony of writing when it all turns out drivel.”
“Craters on the moon had been primarily named for astronomers and scientists, for example, the prominent southern hemisphere crater Tycho, with its bright ray system, named for the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, or the crater Clavius, named for the German astronomer Christopher Clavius, and made famous as the site of the moon base in 2001.”
“At this gathering of cardinals, princes and scholars, the students of Clavius and Grienberger expounded Galileo's discoveries to the delight of Galileo.”
“It was Clavius who replaced the Julian calendar with the Gregorian calendar.”
“Clavius encouraged a number of mathematical developments: the decimal point, parenthesis, use of logarithms and the vernier scale.”
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