János Bolyai

Hungarian mathematician

János Bolyai (December 15, 1802 – January 27, 1860) was a Hungarian mathematician, known for his work in non-Euclidean geometry.

János Bolyai (1802-1860) Hungarian mathematician (artwork made by Attila Zsigmond)
Memorial plaque of János Bolyai in Olomouc, (Czech Republic).


  • Gardner, Martin (2001). The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems : Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Topology, Game Theory, Infinity, and Other Topics of Recreational Mathematics. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-02023-6.
  • M. J. Greenberg, Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometries: Development and History, 3rd edition, W. H. Freeman, 1994
  • Elemér Kiss: Mathematical gems from the Bolyai chests. János Bolyai's discoveries in number theory and algebra as recently deciphered from his manuscripts. Translated by Anikó Csirmaz and Gábor Oláh. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest; TypoTeX, Budapest, 1999. 200 pp. ISBN 978-963-05-7563-8.
  • Weszely, Tibor (2012). Janos Bolyai: Die ersten 200 Jahre. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-0346-0046-0.