My Academic Lineage


As a means of both procrastinating as well as motivating myself for the final rigors of preparing and defending my dissertation, I decided to spend some time at the Mathematics Geneaology Project investigating my academic lineage.  My thesis advisor is Michael L. Littman, so that is where I started.  (Unbeknownst to myself at the time of application to Ph.D. programs, my master’s advisor Bill Smart has the exact same lineage.)  I did some searching by hand, but it turned up some crazy results so I wanted to find a tool to harvest the family tree to make sure I didn’t introduce errors somehow.  I found the Mathematics Genealogy Grapher which has a python application that does the job.  The output of the script is below.

Notable anscestors are:

  1. Philipp Melanchthon a prominent figure in the protestant reformation
  2. Johann Reuchlin a scholar of Hebrew and Rabbinic writing who defended the Jews at great personal cost during the inquisition
  3. Franciscus Sylvius invented gin, first academic chemistry lab, discovered sylvian fissure (although this seems to be attributed to a few people)
  4. Gabriele Falloppio you should be able to guess what he discovered
  5. Erasmus
  6. Calvin
  7. Helmholtz
  8. Copernicus

Also, there is Friedrich Leibniz, who I was crazy excited about, but it turns out he is the father of the famous Leibniz…

91913 [label="Michael Lederman Littman \nBrown University (1996)"];
 69344 [label="Leslie Pack Kaelbling \nStanford University (1990)"];
 139238 [label="Stanley Rosenschein"];
 70729 [label="Nils John Nilsson \nStanford University (1958)"];
 74544 [label="Willis W. Harman \nStanford University (1948)"];
 76967 [label="Karl Ralph Spangenberg \nThe Ohio State University (1937)"];
 83975 [label="William Littell Everitt \nThe Ohio State University (1933)"];
 84005 [label="Frederic Columbus Blake \nColumbia University (1906)"];
 84012 [label="Ernest Fox Nichols \nCornell University (1897)"];
 84010 [label="Edward Leamington Nichols \nGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen (1879)"];
 49057 [label="Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz \nUniversität Berlin (1842)"];
 23194 [label="Johannes Peter Muller \nRheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (1822)"];
 104394 [label="Karl Asmund Rudolphi \nErnst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (1795)"];
 106530 [label="Christian Ehrenfried von Weigel \nGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen (1771)"];
 92586 [label="Johann Christian Polykarp Erxleben \nGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen (1767)"];
 66476 [label="Abraham Gotthelf Kastner \nUniversität Leipzig (1739)"];
 57670 [label="Christian August Hausen \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1713)"];
 128986 [label="Johann Andreas Planer \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg / Eberhard-Karls- 
Universität Tü
bingen (1686)"];
 128938 [label="Rudolf Jakob Camerarius \nEberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (1684)"];
 76481 [label="Elias Rudolph Camerarius, Sr. \nEberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (1663)"];
 123974 [label="Georg Balthasar Metzger \nFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena / Universität Basel (1644)"];
 125125 [label="Emmanuel Stupanus \nUniversität Basel (1613)"];
 130248 [label="Petrus Ryff \nUniversität Basel (1584)"];
 125148 [label="Theodor Zwinger \nUniversità di Padova (1559)"];
 152905 [label="Vittore Trincavelli \nUniversità di Padova"];
 152903 [label="Pietro Pomponazzi \nUniversità di Padova (1487)"];
 136726 [label="Pietro Roccabonella \nUniversità di Padova"];
 164338 [label="Sigismondo Polcastro"];
 148882 [label="Gaetano da Thiene"];
 152902 [label="Nicoletto Vernia \nUniversità di Padova"];
 152906 [label="Bassiano Landi \nUniversità di Padova (1542)"];
 152904 [label="Giovanni Battista della Monte \nUniversità degli Studi di Ferrara"];
 127166 [label="Niccolò Leoniceno \nUniversità di Padova (1453)"];
 127144 [label="Pelope"];
 149192 [label="Ognibene (Omnibonus Leonicenus) Bonisoli da Lonigo \nUniversità di Mantova"];
 134873 [label="Vittorino da Feltre \nUniversità di Padova (1416)"];
 134931 [label="Guarino da Verona \n(1408)"];
 135185 [label="Manuel Chrysoloras"];
 134780 [label="Demetrios Kydones"];
 146365 [label="Nilos Kabasilas"];
 152901 [label="Marco Musuro \nUniversità di Firenze (1486)"];
 131541 [label="Janus Lascaris \nUniversità di Padova (1472)"];
 131576 [label="Demetrios Chalcocondyles \nMystras / Accademia Romana (1452)"];
 131584 [label="Theodoros Gazes \nConstantinople / Università di Mantova (1433)"];
 131561 [label="Basilios Bessarion \nMystras (1436)"];
 131575 [label="Georgios Plethon Gemistos \n(1380)"];
 134781 [label="Elissaeus Judaeus"];
 125047 [label="Petrus (Pierre de La Ramée) Ramus \nCollège de Navarre (1536)"];
 131546 [label="Jacques Toussain \nUniversité de Paris (1521)"];
 131517 [label="Guillaume Bude \nUniversité d'Orléans / Université de Paris (1486)"];
 131443 [label="Georgius Hermonymus"];
 125665 [label="Johannes (Johann Sturm) Sturmius \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain (1527)"];
 119159 [label="Johannes Winter von Andernach \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain / Collège de Tréguier 
(1527)"];
 125422 [label="Jacobus (Jacques Dubois) Sylvius \nUniversité de Paris / Université de Montpellier (1530)"];
 128921 [label="Jean Tagault"];
 128987 [label="François Dubois \nUniversité de Paris (1516)"];
 126571 [label="Rutger Rescius \nUniversité de Paris (1513)"];
 127181 [label="Girolamo (Hieronymus Aleander) Aleandro \nUniversità di Padova (1499)"];
 131447 [label="Scipione Fortiguerra \nUniversità di Firenze (1493)"];
 131535 [label="Angelo Poliziano \nUniversità di Firenze (1477)"];
 131540 [label="Cristoforo Landino"];
 131539 [label="Marsilio Ficino \nUniversità di Firenze (1462)"];
 131444 [label="Johannes Argyropoulos \nUniversità di Padova (1444)"];
 131446 [label="Moses Perez"];
 125658 [label="Nicolas (Nicolaes Cleynaerts) Clénard \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain (1515)"];
 125682 [label="Jan (Johannes Campensis) van Campen \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain / Universität 
Ingolstadt (15
19)"];
 125760 [label="Johann (Johannes Kapnion) Reuchlin \nUniversität Basel / Université de Poitiers (1477)"];
 125755 [label="Jacob ben Jehiel Loans"];
 125794 [label="Matthaeus Adrianus"];
 125681 [label="Jacobus (Jacques Masson) Latomus \nKatholieke Universiteit Leuven (1519)"];
 125888 [label="Jan Standonck \nCollège Sainte-Barbe / Collège de Montaigu (1474)"];
 128743 [label="Johann Georg Macasius \nFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (1638)"];
 128411 [label="Balthasar Widmarcter \nFriedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (1640)"];
 125154 [label="Werner Rolfinck \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg / Università di Padova 
(1625)"];
 125006 [label="Adriaan van den Spieghel \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain / Università di Padova (1603)"];
 125109 [label="Hieronymus (Girolamo Fabrici d'Acquapendente) Fabricius \nUniversità di Padova (1559)"];
 125142 [label="Gabriele Falloppio \nUniversità di Padova / Università degli Studi di Ferrara (1547)"];
 125303 [label="Matteo Realdo (Renaldus Columbus) Colombo \nUniversità di Padova (1544)"];
 119178 [label="Andreas (Andries van Wesel) Vesalius \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain / Università di 
Padova (153
7)"];
 119097 [label="Gemma (Jemme Reinerszoon) Frisius \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain (1529)"];
 125892 [label="Petrus (Pieter de Corte) Curtius \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain (1513)"];
 125894 [label="Maarten (Martinus Dorpius) van Dorp \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain (1504)"];
 125897 [label="Leo Outers \nUniversité Catholique de Louvain (1485)"];
 127245 [label="Antonio Musa Brasavola \nUniversità degli Studi di Ferrara (1520)"];
 126111 [label="Daniel Sennert \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1594)"];
 127278 [label="Jan Jessenius \nUniversität Leipzig / Università di Padova (1588)"];
 127848 [label="Jacobus Martini \nUniversität Helmstedt (1596)"];
 128105 [label="Cornelius Martini \nUniversität Helmstedt (1592)"];
 128122 [label="Duncan Liddel \nUniversität Viadrina Frankfurt an der Oder / Universität Breslau / 
Universität He
lmstedt (1582)"];
 128348 [label="Paul Wittich \nUniversität Leipzig / Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1566)"];
 127092 [label="Valentin Thau \nUniversität Leipzig (1555)"];
 127011 [label="Johannes Hommel \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1543)"];
 126956 [label="Philipp Melanchthon \nRuprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg / Eberhard-Karls-Universität 
T├╝bingen
 (1511)"];
 127107 [label="Johannes Stöffler \nUniversität Ingolstadt (1476)"];
 126736 [label="Erasmus Reinhold \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1535)"];
 126667 [label="Jakob Milich \nAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau / Universität Wien (1520)"];
 126659 [label="Ulrich Zasius \nAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau (1501)"];
 125938 [label="Desiderius Erasmus \nUniversity of Turin (1506)"];
 125898 [label="Alexander Hegius \n(1474)"];
 140181 [label="Thomas à Kempis"];
 128012 [label="Rudolf Agricola \nUniversità degli Studi di Ferrara (1478)"];
 128305 [label="John Craig \nUniversität Basel (1580)"];
 128931 [label="Johannes Musaeus \nUniversität Erfurt (1634)"];
 128991 [label="Georg Großhain \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1629)"];
 129009 [label="Paul Röber \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1617)"];
 143642 [label="Wolfgang Franz \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1590)"];
 152669 [label="Heinrich Maius"];
 127606 [label="Ambrosius Rhodius \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1600)"];
 127461 [label="Ernestus Hettenbach \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1576)"];
 127252 [label="Salomon Alberti \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg / Università di Padova 
(1564)"];
 126875 [label="Caspar Peucer \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1545)"];
 126827 [label="Georg Joachim von Leuchen Rheticus \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1535)"];
 126177 [label="Nicolaus (Miko┼éaj Kopernik) Copernicus \nUniwersytet Jagielloński / Universit├á di 
Bologna / Un
iversità degli Studi di Ferrara / Università di Padova (1499)"];
 126112 [label="Domenico Maria Novara da Ferrara \nUniversità di Firenze (1483)"];
 126888 [label="Luca Pacioli"];
 126109 [label="Johannes Müller Regiomontanus \nUniversität Leipzig / Universität Wien (1457)"];
 126087 [label="Georg von Peuerbach \nUniversität Wien (1440)"];
 126887 [label="Johannes von Gmunden \nUniversität Wien (1406)"];
 127264 [label="Heinrich von Langenstein \nUniversité de Paris (1363)"];
 126113 [label="Leonhard (Leonard Vitreatoris z Dobczyc) von Dobsch├╝tz \nUniwersytet Jagielloński 
(1489)"];
 126730 [label="Johannes Volmar \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1515)"];
 126724 [label="Bonifazius Erasmi \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1509)"];
 127275 [label="Andreas Schato \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1562)"];
 126957 [label="Sebastian (Theodoricus) Dietrich \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1544)"];
 127459 [label="Melchior Jöstel \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1583)"];
 127061 [label="Valentin (Valentinus Otho) Otto \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1570)"];
 128046 [label="Johann Pasch \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1683)"];
 127962 [label="Michael Walther, Jr. \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1661)"];
 127956 [label="Johann Andreas Quenstedt \nUniversität Helmstedt / Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg 
(1643
)"];
 127724 [label="Christoph Notnagel \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1630)"];
 128097 [label="Georg Calixt \nUniversität Helmstedt (1607)"];
 128104 [label="Johannes Caselius \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg / Universität Leipzig / 
Università
 di Pisa (1560)"];
 127923 [label="Aegidius Strauch \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (1651)"];
 127911 [label="Andreas Kunad"];
 74384 [label="Abraham Klein (Calovius) \nUniversität Rostock (1632)"];
 72669 [label="Johann Christoph Wichmannshausen \nUniversität Leipzig (1685)"];
 21235 [label="Otto Mencke \nUniversität Leipzig (1665)"];
 137705 [label="Jakob Thomasius \nUniversität Leipzig (1643)"];
 143630 [label="Friedrich Leibniz \nUniversität Leipzig (1622)"];
 101865 [label="Philipp Franz von Walther \nLudwig-Maximilians-Universität Landshut (1803)"];
 101852 [label="Johan Peter Frank \nRuprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (1766)"];
 101855 [label="Georg Matthäus Gattenhof \nBayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (1748)"];
 121249 [label="Georg Ludwig Hueber \nBayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (1726)"];
 121242 [label="Adam Beringer"];
 101851 [label="Georg Joseph Beer \nUniversität Wien (1786)"];
 101850 [label="Joseph Barth \nUniversität Wien (1772)"];
 101853 [label="Anton von Störck \nUniversität Wien (1757)"];
 101854 [label="Gerard van Swieten \nUniversiteit Leiden (1725)"];
 101856 [label="Herman Boerhaave \nUniversiteit Leiden / Universiteit Harderwijk (1690)"];
 101858 [label="Burchard de Volder \nUniversiteit Leiden (1664)"];
 101860 [label="Franciscus de le Boë Sylvius \nUniversiteit Leiden / Universität Basel (1634)"];
 125023 [label="Adolph Vorstius \nUniversiteit Leiden / Università di Padova (1619)"];
 114992 [label="Gilbert Jacchaeus \nUniversity of St. Andrews / Universität Helmstedt / Universiteit 
Leiden"];
 126489 [label="Jacobus (Jacob Harmensz.) Arminius \nPhilipps-Universität Marburg / Universiteit Leiden 
(1582)"];
 125181 [label="Rudolph (Snel van Royen) Snellius \nUniversität zu Köln / Ruprecht-Karls-Universität 
Heidelberg (1
572)"];
 125159 [label="Immanuel Tremellius \nRuprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (1561)"];
 141571 [label="Thomas Cranmer \nUniversity of Cambridge (1515)"];
 125160 [label="Valentine Naibod \nMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg / Universität Erfurt"];
 114945 [label="Johannes de Bruyn \nUniversiteit Utrecht (1644)"];
 114927 [label="Daniel Berckringer \nRijksuniversiteit Groningen (1640)"];
 144265 [label="Martinus Schoock \nUniversiteit Utrecht (1636)"];
 132468 [label="Gisbertus Voetius \nUniversiteit Leiden (1611)"];
 132488 [label="Franciscus (François Gomaer) Gomarus \nRuprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (1585)"];
 144262 [label="François Du Jon, Sr."];
 132044 [label="Johannes Calvin \nUniversité d'Orléans / Université de Bourges (1529)"];
 132045 [label="Andrea Alciati \nUniversity of Pavia / Università di Bologna (1518)"];
 131905 [label="Melchior Wolmar \nUniversité de Paris (1528)"];
 131398 [label="Jacques (Jacobus Faber) Lefèvre d'Étaples \nUniversité de Paris / Accademia Romana (1480)"];
 144264 [label="Henricus Renerius \nUniversiteit Leiden (1617)"];
 115008 [label="Franck Pieterszoon Burgersdijk \nUniversiteit Leiden (1614)"];
 144263 [label="Johannes Polyander van Kerckhoven \nUniversité de Genève (1590)"];
 131821 [label="Theodorus (Théodore de Bèze) Beza \nUniversité d'Orléans (1534)"];
 115155 [label="Wolferd Senguerdius \nAthenaeum Illustre Amsterdam / Universiteit Leiden (1666)"];
 115471 [label="Arnold Senguerdius \nUniversiteit Leiden (1630)"];
 115395 [label="Antonius Thysius \nUniversité de Genève / Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (1585)"];
 152238 [label="Lambert Daneau \nUniversité de Genève (1561)"];
 152237 [label="Anne du Bourg"];
 131606 [label="Adrien Turnèbe \nCollège de France (1532)"];

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