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Johannes Widman

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Johannes Widman (1462 - 1498)

* 1462, † 1498

Johannes Widman was born 1462 in Eger, Bohemia (now Cheb, Czech Republic). Johannes Widman was a German mathematician who is best remembered for an early arithmetic book which contains the first appearance of + and – signs. Johannes Widman died in 1498 in Leipzig, Germany.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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