HistorySTM March Madness Round 2 Results

Here are the results from HistorySTM March Madness Round 2. The question for Round 2 was:

Whose reputation has been most exaggerated by history?

Once again some of these results surprised me. How, for example, has history exaggerated Copernicus’s reputation more than Hypatia’s? Or Darwin more than Dee? Oh well. Here are the results.

Arithmetica

  • Galileo over Cunitz by 9
  • Cavendish over al-Kindi by 15
  • Archimedes over Brahe by 9
  • Einstein over Merian by 11

Astronomia

  • Copernicus over Hypatia by 1
  • Regiomontanus over Meitner by 8
  • Ptolemy over al-Haytham by 12
  • du Châtelet over Sacrobosco by 2

Geometria

  • Newton over Euclid by 3
  • Magnus over Vesalius by 2
  • Pliny over Bassi by 13
  • Darwin over Dee by 2

Musica

  • Trismegistus over Curie by 3
  • Pythagoras over Gilbert by 20
  • W. Herschel over al-Nafis by 6
  • Lovelace over Kepler by 9