• Anglický jazyk

Ferdinand Verbiest

Autor: Frederic P. Miller

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Father Ferdinand Verbiest October 9, 1623 - January 28, 1688 was a Flemish Jesuit missionary in China during the Qing dynasty. He was born in Pittem near Tielt in Flanders, later part of the modern state of Belgium.... Viac o knihe

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Father Ferdinand Verbiest October 9, 1623 - January 28, 1688 was a Flemish Jesuit missionary in China during the Qing dynasty. He was born in Pittem near Tielt in Flanders, later part of the modern state of Belgium. He is known as Nan Huairen in Chinese. He was an accomplished mathematician and astronomer and proved to the court of Kangxi Emperor that European astronomy was more accurate than Chinese astronomy. He then corrected the Chinese calendar and was later asked to rebuild and re-equip the Beijing Ancient Observatory, being given the role of Head of the Mathematical Board and Director of the Observatory. He became close friends with the Kangxi Emperor, who frequently requested his teaching, in geometry, philosophy and music. Verbiest worked as a diplomat and cartographer, and also as a translator, because he spoke Latin, German, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian. He wrote more than thirty books. During the 1670s, Verbiest designed what some claim to be the first ever self-propelled vehicle many claim this as the world's first automobile, ignoring its small size and the lack of evidence that it was actually built.

  • Vydavateľstvo: Alphascript Publishing
  • Rok vydania: 2009
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 220 x 150 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9786130240684

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