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Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński

Polish philosopher

Died when: 76 years 351 days (923 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

 

Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński

Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński (Polish: [ˈjɔzɛf ˈxɛnɛ ˈvrɔɲskʲi];French: Josef Hoëné-Wronski, pronounced: [ɔɛne vʁonski]; 23 August 1776 – 9 August 1853) was a Polish Messianist philosopher, mathematician, physicist, inventor, lawyer, and economist.

He was born Hoene to a municipal architect in 1776 but changed his name in 1815.In 1803, Wroński joined the Marseille Observatory but was forced to leave the observatory after his theories were dismissed as grandiose rubbish.

In mathematics, Wroński introduced a novel series expansion for a function in response to Joseph Louis Lagrange's use of infinite series.

The coefficients in Wroński's new series form the Wronskian, a determinant Thomas Muir named in 1882.


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