Schickard

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Schickard

(ˈʃɪkəd)
n
(Astronomy) a large crater in the SW quadrant of the moon, about 227 kilometres (141 miles) in diameter
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He writes a poem upon the death of Wilhelm Schickard, a model for combining philology and astronomical interests; he tells Galileo to be philosophical about his blindness in one eye; he considers lexical and metrological tools; he discusses vegetarianism with van Helmont--while stressing the purposeful nature of living things.
In Germany about 1.623-24 Wilhelm Schickard invented the first mechanical calculator; the records were lost, however, during the Thirty Years' War.