Mathematician:Prince Rupert of the Rhine

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Prince of the lines of both the Electorate of the Palatinate and the House of Stuart, who later in life turned to science and mathematics.

Known for posing the question which is now known as Prince Rupert's Cube.

Renowned for his military flair, but also notorious for his heavy-handed treatment of defeated enemies.

Nephew of King Charles $\text I$ of England.




  • Born: 17 December 1619 in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia
  • Died: 29 November 1682 in Westminster, Middlesex, England

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine can be found here.

Also known as

Full name complete with titles: Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Cumberland, Earl of Holderness.

In German: Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog von Bayern.

Known to many as dashing Prince Rupert.