Arithmetician of the German people
Even today, the sentence "That's what Adam Ries said" confirms the correct result of a calculation. It goes back to the probably most famous German arithmetic master. Born in Staffelstein, Franconia, he came to Annaberg via Zwickau, Leipzig and Erfurt. From 1523 until his death in 1559 he worked successfully as a calculating master and mining official.
He contributed to comprehensible bread prices with several bread orders. He put the weight of bread in relation to the price of grain.
In Annaberg Ries acquired citizenship from 1525, married, bought a house in Johannisgasse and fathered eight children, some of whom followed him professionally. Adam Ries is considered the "Rechenmeister of the German people".
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