Computer history - 1500s
Listed below are the important events in history relating to computers in the 1500s.
Leonardo da Vinci invented the mechanical calculator.
Peter Henlein, a craftsman from Nuremberg, Germany, created the first watch.
Sir Thomas More released the book Utopia in 1516, which describes a fictional island society in the New World.
Leonardo da Vinci passed away on May 2, 1519 (Age: 67).
John Napier was born in 1550.
Francis Bacon was born on January 22, 1561.
Henry Briggs was born in February 1561.
Johannes Kepler was born on December 27, 1571.
Edmund Gunter was born in 1581.
Wilhelm Schickard was born on April 22, 1592.
René Descartes was born on March 31, 1596.