1588 in science
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History of science
- Pietro Cataldi discovers the sixth and seventh Mersenne primes by this year.
- Giovanni Antonio Magini is chosen over Galileo to occupy the chair of mathematics at the University of Bologna after the death of Egnatio Danti.
- Ferdinando I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, appoints Galileo to the professorship of mathematics at the University of Pisa.
- Agostino Ramelli publishes Le diverse et artificiose Machine… Dal Ponte Della Tresia Ingegniero del Christianissimo Re di Francia et di Pollonia in Paris.
- May 2 - Étienne Pascal, French mathematician (died 1651)
- May 13 - Ole Worm, Danish physician and antiquary (died 1655)
- September 8 - Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (died 1648)
- December 10 - Isaac Beeckman, Dutch philosopher and scientist (died 1637)
- Jean-Jacques Chifflet, French physician and antiquary (died 1660)
- Jan Janssonius, Dutch cartographer (died 1664)
- Cassiano dal Pozzo, Italian scholar and patron (died 1657)
- February 24 - Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist (born 1515)
- March 1 - Jacques Daléchamps, French physician and botanist (born 1513)
- March 10 - Theodor Zwinger the elder, Swiss philosopher, physician and encyclopedist (born 1533)
- May 5 - Giorgio Biandrata, Italian court physician (born 1515)
- Leonardo Fioravanti, Bolognese physician (born c. 1518)
- Jacques Le Moyne, French scientific illustrator (born c. 1533)
- Bernardino Telesio, Italian philosopher and natural scientist (born 1509)
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- Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
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