Paul Guldin


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Paul Guldin
Birthday
Died
NationalitySwiss
Occupation
Jesuit
mathematician
astronomer
Known for Guldinus theorem

Guldin, Paul

 

Born June 12, 1577, in St. Gallen; died Nov. 3, 1643, in Graz. Swiss mathematician.

Guldin wrote a work on centers of gravity of bodies; this work also discusses problems of surface areas and volumes of bodies. He is also credited with a number of theories on determining volumes and surface areas of bodies of revolution. In many cases, Guldin arrived at results that had been achieved earlier by J. Kepler and B. Cavalieri.

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Her article then outlines the work of Christoph Clavius, who she rightly credits with promoting and structuring Jesuit astronomy, and Paul Guldin, whose work suggested ways of approaching the new discoveries of the seventeenth century.