1848 Antique Medal Belgium Simon Stevin, a Flemish Mathematician Military Engineer Medalist Adolphe Christian Jouvenel
Simon Stevin (1548–1620), sometimes called Stevinus, was a Flemish mathematician, physicist and military engineer. He made various contributions in many areas of science and engineering, both theoretical and practical. He also translated various mathematical terms into Dutch, making it one of the few European languages in which the word for mathematics, wiskunde (wis and kunde, i.e., "the knowledge of what is certain"), was not a loanword from Greek but a calque via Latin.
Obverse: Bust in ruff collar facing right
Obverse legend: “SIMON STEVIN NE A BRUGES VERS 1548 MORT EN 1620" Signed "JOUVENEL" under bust.
Reverse: seventeen-line legend
Reverse legend: “SES OUVRAGES ET SES DECOUVERTES DANS LES SCIENCES MATHEMATIQUES LUI ONT ASSIGNE UN RANG TRES DISTINGUE PARMI LES SAVANTS LES PLUS CELEBRES ON CITE SES TRAVAUX SUR L ALGEBRE SUR LES LOIS DE LA PESENTEUR ET DU MOUVEMENT SUR LA STATIQUE SUR LA THEORIE DE PLANS INCLINES SUR L HYDROSTATIQUE SUR LA NAVIGATION ETC II FUT L INSTRUCTEUR L AMI L HOMME DE CONFIANCE DU PRINCE MAURICE DE NASSAU ET LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE LE NOMMERENT QUARTIER MATTRE GENÖRAL 1600 IL FAIT L ESSAI D UN CHARIOT Ä VOILES 1617 ON CREA POUR LUI LA PLACE IMPORTANTE DE CASTRAMETATEUR"
This medal was struck in 1848 as part of a series of twelve portrait medals of celebrated Belgians.
Weight ±: 43.33 g.
Diameter ±: 46.81 mm
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