Christoph Clavius
(1538-1612)

Died aged c. 74

Christopher Clavius (25 March 1538 – 6 February 1612) was a Jesuit German mathematician and astronomer who modified the proposal of the modern Gregorian calendar after the death of its primary author, Aloysius Lilius. Clavius would later write defences and an explanation of the reformed calendar, including an emphatic acknowledgement of Lilio's work. In his last years he was probably the most respected astronomer in Europe and his textbooks were used for astronomical education for over fifty years in and even out of Europe.

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Gedenktafel errichtet anno 1859. Christoph Clavius wurde zu Bamberg 1538 geboren, trat in den Jesuiten-Orden zu Rom 1555, lehrte als Professor der Mathematik 20 Jahre, wurde berühmter Schriftsteller derselben, Astronom und Verfasser des Gregorianischen Kalenders, starb zu Rom 1612 am 6. Februar.

Former Jesuits college, An der Universität, Bamberg, Germany where they was born near (1538)