Mathematician:Farkas Wolfgang Bolyai
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.
- 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.
- 1832: Tentamen iuventutem studiosam in elementa matheosos introducendi
Also known as
Known as both Farkas Bolyai and Wolfgang Bolyai (the latter mainly in Germany)