Janos Bolyai

Born: 15 December 1802
Dead: 27 January 1860
In: Târgu Mureș


Short description:

He was a Hungarian mathematician, one of the founders of non-Euclidean geometry — a geometry that differs from Euclidean geometry in its definition of parallel lines.
The discovery of a consistent alternative geometry that might correspond to the structure of the universe helped to free mathematicians to study abstract concepts irrespective of any possible connection with the physical world.


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