Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach

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Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach
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Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach
Born 30 May 1800
Jena, Holy Roman Empire
Died 12 March 1834
Erlangen, Germany
Nationality German
Fields Mathematician
Institutions University of Basel
Alma mater Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
Known for Feuerbach's theorem

Karl Wilhelm von Feuerbach (30 May 1800 – 12 March 1834) was a German geometer and the son of legal scholar Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach, and the brother of philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach. After receiving his doctorate at age 22, he became a professor of mathematics at the Gymnasium at Erlangen. In 1822 he wrote a small book on mathematics noted mainly for a theorem on the nine-point circle, which is now known as Feuerbach's theorem. In 1827 he introduced homogeneous coordinates, independently of Möbius.[1]



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