# Heinrich Suter

## Life

Suter was born in 1848 as son of a postmaster in the Swiss Hedingen, Canton Zurich. Visit to Zurich's industrial school, and later studied in Berlin (1869 /70) and Zurich ( both at the ETH Zurich and University of Zurich ). Suter was in 1871 at the University of Zurich PhD ( History of the mathematical sciences from the earliest times to the end of the 16th century, published in 1872 as a book ). His history of mathematics has also been translated into Russian.

1874 begins teaching at the high school as a vicar Schaffhausen, from 1876 to 1886 in Aarau, from 1886 until his retirement in 1916 in Zurich.

Suter learned at the age of 40 years, the Arabic language, and the Syriac, Persian and Turkish, he acquired some knowledge of. Since then he has focused on the study of the history of mathematics and astronomy in the Islamic culture. 1892 appeared in the Cantor'schen " Essays on the History of Mathematics " the translation of the mathematician directory in the Fihrist of Ibn Abi Yes QUB An- Nadim, 1893 the translation of the mathematics part of the catalog of the Library Khedivial to Cairo. One of his most important works is the review on behalf of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and the end of work on the astronomical tables of al- Khwarizmi.

Heinrich Suter died on 17 March 1922 in Dornach.

## Works

Abbreviations: BM. - Bibliotheca Mathematica, ZM. - Journal of Mathematics and Physics, ZDMG - Journal of the German Oriental Society, SE - Proceedings of the phys -med. Firm Erlangen, OLZ - Orientalist literature newspaper. The numbers following the letters relate volume number and page number.

### Papers

Many of his essays were republished in two volumes as

- Suter: contributions to the history of mathematics and astronomy in Islam, 2 volumes, 1986, Institute for the History of Arabic-Islamic Science, Frankfurt

Heinrich Suter's writings at the ULB Hall

## Swell

- Literature: Julius Ruska, Heinrich Suter (born 4.I.1848, died 17.III.1922 ). Isis, Vol 5, 1923, pp. 409-417. With portraits. online
- Carl Schoy, obituary in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on April 8, 1922, also reprinted in Quarterly magazine of Natural History Society in Zurich, Bd.67, 1922, p.407 -413
- Joseph W. Dauben, Christoph J. Scriba (eds.): Writing the history of mathematics. Its historical development. Birkhäuser, Basel others 2002, ISBN 3-7643-6167-0, (Science networks 27), p 533

- Historian of mathematics
- Historians of science
- Swiss
- Born in 1848
- Died in 1922
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