Talk:Georg Joachim Rheticus

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The article may be improved by following the WikiProject Biography 11 easy steps to producing at least a B article. -- Yamara 04:44, 21 May 2007 (UTC)


user:H.J. -- you MUST put the titles of the books you used. If those books are under copyright, you MUST put quotes around anything you've taken verbatim. If the books or articles are copyrighted, you can't do a "based on" article in the way you can with the 1911 encyclopedia, for example. This is really important for the wikipedia. These authors have every right to sue the hell out of people who use their work without following copyright law. Since wikipedia can be edited by anybody, it's also really important not to rely too much on copyighted works and incorporate those works into the site, because somebody else could very easily make changes that mess up the citations -- and then that could still be potentially harmful. Please go back over your work and do what's necessary to make this "bullet proof" JHK

Okay, a quick google gets me 1975 and 1981 dates for Westfall's works, cited by others, on Rheticus. The question is, what does "based on" mean? If it means "I read these for info," that's cool; if any substantial amount of text is taken from Westfall's work, we need to remove it now. user:H.J.? Vicki Rosenzweig
Quick note -- I copied user:H.J.'s response to my question and and my further comment to her from her Talk page:

(user:H.J.) Unless I quote a book, these articles are on internet,

(JHK) Even if they are on the internet, they might be copyrighted. Also, I can't necessarily find the exact articles by going to the altavista main page. Could you please take care of providing verification that the information is not copyrighted, and also make any necessary changes in the article? Thanks! JHK

To Vicki Rosenzweig and JHK Based on , means I read it for info about people that I know from other sources, just often it is not in English. I have been literally translating many texts as they are written and then I get flak . It only makes it easier for me if I can find text in English. I never take substancial text, because that is usually way too long.

The text of one of the quoted sources for Johann Danticus is on UNESCO Publica, they state, that they promote a strong public domain ... world's literary heritage. Unesco is obviously the United Nations Org. I added that to the Ref. Is it better to state "References" or "Based on" or what ? user:H.J.

I notify that Encyclopedia Britannica says the year of deth of Rheticus is 1576.

forced to leave nurenberg[edit]

From the article:

In 1542 he traveled to Nürnberg to supervise the printing of the Copernicus material by Johannes Petreius, published upon Copernicus' death in 1543.

From On the Shoulders of Giants ISBN 9780762413485, pages 5-6:

He entrusted his student, George Rheticus with the manuscript, but when Rheticus was forced to leave Nuremberg, the manuscript fell into the hands of Lutheran theologian Andreas Osiander.

Right now the article is a little wrong. Rheticus did not oversee the printing. He was forced to leave Nurenberg. But I'd also like to know why. -- Sy / (talk) 03:42, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Link towards the LOCOMAT collection[edit]

Do you think it appropriate to add a link towards my locomat ( collection of reconstructions of mathematical tables? It contains full analyses and reconstructions of Rheticus' tables.Roegel (talk) 19:01, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

Sounds interesting, yes. Also, with your tables, it would be relatively easy to put the whole document on Latin Wikisource, as only few pages of text remain. -- Matthead  Discuß   02:36, 12 December 2010 (UTC)


You can understand from here : that the portait is certainly a modern creation based on a portrait of King James I of England. Nothing to do with the real Rheticus, an nothing to do here imo. Przo (talk) 07:40, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

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