Ludolph Van Ceulen

1540 - 1610

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Ludolph Van Ceulen was a German mathematician who is famed for his calculation of π to 35 places. In Germany π used to be called the Ludolphine number.
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List of References (11 books/articles)

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Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Aubrey's Brief Lives entry

Honours awarded to Ludolph Van Ceulen
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Other Web sites
  1. The Galileo Project
  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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