1571 in science

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The year 1571 in science and technology included a number of events, some of which are listed here.


  • François Viète begins publication of Francisci Vietœi universalium inspectionum ad canonem mathematicum liber singularis containing many trigonometric tables and formulas on the sine and cosine, and novel in using a decimal notation.



  • 1571 or 1572Jacques Besson publishes his popular comprehensive treatise on machines, Theatrum Instrumentorum.
  • The first occurrence of the word theodolite is found in the surveying textbook A geometric practice named Pantometria by Leonard Digges, published posthumously by his son, Thomas.[1]




  1. ^ Daumas, Maurice (1989). Scientific Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and Their Makers. London: Portman. ISBN 978-0-7134-0727-3.
  2. ^ Lohuizen, J. Van. "Houtman, Frederik de (1571–1627)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 3 April 2018.