Johann Bischoff

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Johann Bischoff

Name: Johann Paul Bischoff

Born: February 20, 1736, in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany

Death: April 14, 1811 (Age: 75)

Computer-related contributions

  • Authored a comprehensive account of the history of computing tools and methods in 1804. The book is a meticulous compilation of the history of calculating methods and devices, from calculation with fingers to the calculating machines of Pascal, Leibniz, Lepine, and Reichold.

Significant publications

  • Versuch einer Geschichte der Rechenmaschine Ansbach (1804).