Farkas Bolyai

Farkas Bolyai (1775 - 1856) Hungarian mathematician, father of János Bolyai. Educated by Calvinists, young Farkas’s talent for arithmetic was recognized early on, and soon he was tutoring the children of nobility in mathematics. This opened up and opportunity for him to study mathematics more rigorously in Jena and Göttingen. Upon returning to Hungary, Bolyai married Zsuzsanna Benkö, who bore him János. Bolyai spent the rest of his life teaching mathematics to Calvinists in Hungary.

Title Farkas Bolyai
Canonical name FarkasBolyai
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:32:21
Last modified on 2013-03-22 16:32:21
Owner PrimeFan (13766)
Last modified by PrimeFan (13766)
Numerical id 5
Author PrimeFan (13766)
Entry type Biography
Classification msc 01A55
Classification msc 01A50
Synonym Wolfgang Bolyai
Synonym Bolyai Farkas