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Bolyai, Janos (Janos)

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Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1860 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Mathematicians

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1802 - He was born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, on the 15th of December the son of a well-known mathematician, Farkas Bolyai. He was known for his work in non-Euclidean geometry.

1815 - At the age of 13, he had mastered calculus and other forms of analytical mechanics.

1818 - He studied at the Royal Engineering College in Vienna.

1820 - He prepared a treatise on a complete system of non-Euclidean geometry.

1823 - He developed non-Euclidean geometry independently of Nikolai Lobachevsky.

1832 - His work was published as an appendix to a mathematics textbook by his father.

1860 - János Bolyai died on the 27th of January.


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