From the American Scientist:
Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), master painter and printmaker of the German Renaissance, never thought of himself as a mathematician. Yet he used geometry to uncover nature’s hidden formulas for beauty. His efforts influenced renowned mathematicians, including Gerolamo Cardano and Niccolo Taraglia, as well as famous scientists such as Galileo Galilei and Johnnes Kepler.
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