Ignatz Mühlwenzel

Ignatz Heinrich Mühlwenzel (c. 1690 – 11 July 1766) was a Bohemian mathematician.

Ignatz Heinrich Mühlwenzel
Bornc. 1690
Died(1766-11-07)November 7, 1766
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Prague, Bohemia
University of Breslau, Prussia (now University of Wrocław, Poland)

LifeEdit

Ignatz Heinrich Mühlwenzel (referred to in Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich as Heinrich Mühlwenzel)[1] was a member of the Jesuit order and a professor of mathematics at the University of Prague. He was of minority German ethnics in western Czech border. He was a skilled optician who ground lenses for his own telescopes. Mühlwenzel is notable because his mathematical "descendants," which include Johann Radon, number more than 10,000.[1][2]

In 1736 he published Fundamenta mathematica ex arithmetica, geometria et trigonometria.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, Vol. 19, Vienna 1868, p. 318 on German Wikisource
  2. ^ Mathematics Genealogy Project entry for Ignatz Mühlwenzel