Biography of Robert Russell Newton

Robert Russell Newton (1918-1991) was an American physicist, astronomer, and historian of science. He is most commonly remembered for his works on Ptolemy being a fraud, and less commonly remembered for his works on the change of the rotation rate of the earth, and historical observations of eclipses. He was also the Supervisor of the… Continue Reading

Hecataeus of Miletus

“The question of the genuineness of the fragments of Hecataeus has been much debated. To refer only to recent discussions, Cobet decides summarily that not only the geographical fragments but also those of the work on ‘Genealogies’ are forgeries; as however, the great Dutch scholar devotes only seven pages to the discussion of the matter,… Continue Reading

Biography of Pier Francesco Giambullari

This article contains a concise biographical timeline for Pier Francesco Giambullari (1495-1555). He was one of the founders of the Florentine Academy. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1495 – He is born. 1527 – He has the canonry of the Basilica of San Lorenzo (Florence) and becomes custodian and librarian of the Laurentian Library. 1540 – He becomes one of the founders of… Continue Reading

A New Dawn

Welcome to My name is Stephen Sorensen and I have created this website as a resource for those wishing to further their chronological studies. I began cataloguing information on FaceBook and have now decided that I wish to expand this catalogue into its own website. If you have a FaceBook account, you can join… Continue Reading