1588 in science
History of scienceEdit
- 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 del Capitano Agostino Ramelli, 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)
- October 2– Bernardino Telesio, Italian philosopher and natural scientist (born 1509)
- Leonardo Fioravanti, Bolognese physician (born 1517)
- Jacques le Moyne, French scientific illustrator (born c. 1533)
- Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-30400-7. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0.
- Caldwell, Chris. "The largest known prime by year". Retrieved 2011-12-30.
- Grun, Bernard (1991). The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 261. ISBN 0-671-74919-6.