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Simon Stevin
Born c. 1548
Bruges, Belgium
Died 1620 (aged 71–72)
Alma mater Leiden University
Occupation Mathematician, engineer
Known for Decimal fractions

Simon Stevin (1548/49 – 1620) was a Flemish mathematician and military engineer. He translated many mathematical terms into Dutch.

Stevin was born in Bruges, Flanders (now Belgium) around the year 1548. It is thought that Simon was a Calvinist. Very little has been recorded about his life. It is known that he left a widow with two children.

In Bruges there is a Simon Stevin Square which has his statue by Eugène Simonis.

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