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Bolyai, Janos

Born: 1802 AD
Died: 1860 AD
Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Mathematicians

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.