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Francisco Ruiz Lozano

Francisco Ruiz Lozano was a Peruvian soldier, astronomer, mathematician and educator.

Ruiz Lozano was born in Oruro (now in Bolivia). He studied with the Jesuits in Lima at the College of San Martin. It was here that he acquired his love of mathematics. He also studied hydrography, as a mathematical science. In 1651 he moved to Mexico City to continue his studies at the University of Mexico. In Mexico he also learned navigation, not only in theory, but also in practice. Together with his teacher, Fray Diego Rodriguez, he observed the Comet of 1652. They reported on it in ''Discurso ...

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