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Oronce Fine

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Birthplace: Villar St Pancrace,05100,Hautes Alpes,France
Death: August 08, 1555 (60)
Paris
Immediate Family:

Son of François Fine

Occupation: Professeur de Mathématiques, Collge Royal (1531-1555). Astronome, cartographe, ingénieur militaire.
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About Oronce Fine

Oronce Finé (or Fine; Latin: Orontius Finnaeus or Finaeus; Italian: Oronzio Fineo; 20 December 1494 – 8 August 1555) was a French mathematician and cartographer.

Born in Briançon, the son and grandson of physicians, he was educated in Paris (Collège de Navarre) and obtained a degree in medicine in 1522.

He was imprisoned in 1524, probably for practicing judicial astrology.

In 1531, he was appointed to the chair of mathematics at the Collège Royal (the present Collège de France), founded by King Francis I, where he taught until his death.

Although primarily a populariser, Finé was one of the most prolific authors of mathematical books of his age. He worked in a wide range of mathematical fields, including practical geometry, arithmetic, optics, gnomonics, astronomy and instrumentalism.

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Oronce Fine's Timeline

1494
December 20, 1494
Villar St Pancrace,05100,Hautes Alpes,France
1555
August 8, 1555
Age 60
Paris
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