Person: Mocnik, Franc
Franc Močnik was a Slovenian mathematician, pedagogue and writer of mathematical textbooks.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Franc was the second of his parents' three sons.
- In 1821, at the age of six, Franc began his schooling in the elementary school at Idrija, a town 14 km south of Cerkno.
- At the Lyceum Močnik had good teachers; there was the linguist and literary historian Matija Cop (1797-1835) (he drowned while swimming in Sava river) and Franc Serafin Metelko (1789-1860), the physicist Janez Krstnik Kersnik (1783-1850), the botanist Franc Hladnik (1773-1844), and the excellent mathematics professor Leopold Karol Schulz von Strassnitzki (1803-1852) from Kraków.
Born 1 October 1814, Cerkno, Austrian Empire (now Slovenia). Died 30 November 1892, Graz, Austria-Hungary (now Austria).
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive