# Mathematician:Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński

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## Mathematician

Polish Messianist philosopher, mathematician, physicist, inventor, lawyer, and economist.

Best known for his definition of the Wronskian.

Although brilliant and intellectually versatile, his difficult personality limited his influence.

## Nationality

Polish

## History

- Born: 23 August 1776 in Wolsztyn, Poland
- Died: 8 August 1853 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (near Paris), France

## Definitions

Definitions of concepts named for **Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1811:
*Introduction à la philosophie des mathématiques, et technie de l'algorithmie* - 1812:
*Résolution générale des équations de tous degrés* - 1821:
*Introduction to a course in mathematics* - 1827:
*Canons de logarithmes* - 1831:
*Prodrome du Messianisme; Révélation des destinées de l’humanité* - 1832:
*Réflexions philosophiques sur un miroir parabolique* - 1833:
*Resolution of equation polynomials of tous les degries*

## Also known as

The variants of the name **Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński** are manifold and complex.

His surname is sometimes rendered as **Hoëné-Wronski** or **Hoëné-Wroński** or some such variant.

Some sources present it as **Hoëné de Wronski**, and sometimes without the hyphen, as **Hoëné Wronski**.

His first name can also be seen as **Josef**.

His name originally was **Josef Hoëné**, also sometimes presented as **Josef Hoene**.

He adopted the name **Wroński** sometime between $1810$ and $1815$, after his marriage.

Many of his papers were written under the name **Hoëné Wronski** without the first name.

He also sometimes used the variant **Hoehne**.

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1972: George F. Simmons:
*Differential Equations*... (previous) ... (next): $\S 3.15$: The General Solution of the Homogeneous Equation: Theorem $\text{A}$: Footnote - 1989: Ephraim J. Borowski and Jonathan M. Borwein:
*Dictionary of Mathematics*... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Wronskian** - 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Wronskian** - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Wronskian**