Person: Hallerstein, Augustin


Augustin Hallerstein was born in Ljubljana (now in Slovenia) and entered the Jesuit Order. After studying and teaching in Europe he went to China as a Jesuit missionary. He became head of the Mathematics and Astronomy Board of the Imperial Court but maintained extensive contacts with the Royal Society in London, the Imperial Observatory in Vienna and the Academy of St Petersburg.

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Born 27 August 1703, Ljubljana, Carniola (now Slovenia). Died 29 October 1774, Beijing, China.

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Origin Slovenia

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive