Nicholas of Cusa

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Nicholas of Cu·sa

 (kyo͞o′zə, -sə) 1401-1464.
German prelate, scientist, and Neoplatonist philosopher who emphasized the incompleteness of human knowledge of God and nature.

Nicholas of Cusa

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(Biography) 1401–64, German cardinal, philosopher, and mathematician: anticipated Copernicus in asserting that the earth revolves around the sun
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The first known design for a hygrometer, an instrument to measure humidity, was described by Nicholas Cusa of Germany (1401-1464) in the mid-15th century.