# Mathematician:Farkas Wolfgang Bolyai

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## Mathematician

Hungarian mathematician, mainly known for his work in geometry.

Father of János Bolyai.

Lifelong friend of Carl Friedrich Gauss from their years at university together.

## Nationality

Hungarian

## History

- Born: 9 February 1775 in Bolya (near Nagyszeben), Transylvania, Hungary (now Sibiu, Romania)
- Died: 20 November 1856 in Marosvásárhely, Transylvania, Hungary (now Târgu-Mureş, Romania)

## Theorems and Definitions

- Wallace-Bolyai-Gerwien Theorem (independently of William Wallace and Paul Gerwien) (also known as Bolyai-Gerwien Theorem)

Results named for **Farkas Wolfgang Bolyai** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1832:
*Tentamen iuventutem studiosam in elementa matheosos introducendi*

## Also known as

Known as both **Farkas Bolyai** and **Wolfgang Bolyai** (the latter mainly in Germany)