János Bolyai

János Bolyai (1802 - 1860) Hungarian mathematician, son of Farkas Bolyai. In the 1820s, János studied in Vienna, where he developed a keen interest in Euclid’s parallel postulateMathworldPlanetmath, to the dismay of his father. By 1832, however, Farkas acknowledged his son’s innovations in the field and published them as an appendix to his textbook. He accomplished a lot in the advancement of the study of non-Euclidean geometry. A 135 km crater on the moon is named after János Bolyai.

Title János Bolyai
Canonical name JanosBolyai
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:32:45
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Synonym Janos Bolyai
Synonym Bolyai János
Synonym Bolyai Janos