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Achillini, Alessandro

Agricola, Georgius

Alberti, Leone Battista



Babington, John

Baif, Lazare de

Baldi, Bernardino

Baliani, Giovanni Battista

Barocius, Franciscus

Benedetti, Giovanni Battista

Berga, Antonio

Biancani, Giuseppe

Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso

Borro, Girolamo

Boyle, Robert

Branca, Giovanni

Buonamici, Francesco

Buteo, Johannes

Cardano, Girolamo

Casati, Paolo

Castelli, Benedetto

Cataneo, Girolamo

Ceredi, Giuseppe

Ceva, Giovanni

Cicero, M. Tullius

Commandino, Federico

Delfino, Federico

Descartes, Rene



Fabri, Honore

Foscarini, Paolo Antonio

Galilei, Galileo

Gassendi, Pierre

Ghetaldi, Marino

Giphanius, Hubert

Guevara, Giovanni di

Heron Alexandrinus

Heytesbury, William

Hutton, Charles

Jordanus de Nemore

Landi, Bassiano

Lorini, Buonaiuto


Manuzio, Paolo

Marci of Kronland, Johannes Marcus

Mellini, Domenico

Mersenne, Marin

Monantheuil, Henri de

Monte, Guidobaldo del

Morelli, Gregorio

Newton, Isaac

Pacioli, Luca

Pappus Alexandrinus

Salusbury, Thomas

Santbech, Daniel

Schott, Gaspar

Schreck, Johann Terrenz

Stelliola, Niccolò Antonio

Stevin, Simon

Tartaglia, Niccolò

Thomaz, Alvaro


Torricelli, Evangelista

Valerio, Luca

Varro, Michel

Vitruvius Pollio

Wolff, Christian von

Baif, Lazare de
born 1485 in Anjou, died 1545 or 1547 in Paris, French diplomat and writer

Baif hailed from old nobility in Anjou and in his youth studied chiefly Greek and Latin, the subjects that found the favor of King Francois I. The king sent Baif to Venice as his emissary in 1531, and because he was so successful, he was also sent as an emissary of the king to the courts of a number of German princes. In recognition of his good services, in 1533 the king appointed him “conseiller au parlament de Paris” and later “maítre des requétes.” He was the abbot of Charroux and Grenetier and died in Paris in 1545 or 1547.
Baif composed a number of treatises about the navigation, clothing, and vessels of antiquity, especially those of the Romans, “which can be praised for little more than their laborious hard work,” as the Allgemeine Enzyklopädie by Ersch and Gruber wrote.
Baif translated Sophocles’ Electra into French verse (Paris 1537), as well as Euripides’ Hecuba (Paris 1544).
His son, Jean Antoine de Baif (1532 – 89), was a prominent poet of his age and is regarded as one of the “seven stars of French poetry” in the sixteenth century.

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