Talk:Nikolai Lobachevsky

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name[edit]

Is it -skii or -sky? It should be uniform throughout the article, but I don't want to step on feet by changing all of these. Dysprosia 04:22, 8 Nov 2003 (UTC)

bad source[edit]

Much of this article seems directly copied from [1]. I am not familiar with our policies on plagiarism, but this really ought to be checked out. - Crenner 00:11, 1 Apr 2004 (UTC)

  • Wikipedians have asked them for permissions to copy in past (for biographies of other mathematicians) and we got a clear "no". We will have to rewrite the article. Andris 17:05, May 9, 2004 (UTC)

-sky is more correct[edit]

--Untifler 11:17, 11 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Polish origin?[edit]

His mother was evidently Russian. At least no Russian sources even doubt it. She had the Russian name and patronymic and no evidences exist she was Polish. Moreover there are strong evidences brought by some Russian historians that even his real father was Russian land-surveyor S.S. Shebarshin. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.70.96.209 (talk) 01:37, 22 July 2013‎ (UTC)

We don't go by what is "evident" or "obvious". Any information which is removed from an article because it is unsourced cannot be returned to the article without a citation from a reliable source. This is basic Wikipedia policy. Beyond My Ken (talk) 05:40, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Birth Year[edit]

The Wikipedia article (as of November 30, 2015) shows his birth year as 1792. In the "Mathematics Encyclopedia” published by Doubleday & Company in 1977, Lobachevski's biographical entry shows his birth year to be 1793. Does anyone have a reference source for the birth year of 1792 which is presented in the Wikipedia article? Cosmo1976 (talk) 19:34, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Disregard my birth year question. I now see the notation in the article. With gracious apology, Cosmo1976 (talk) 19:42, 30 November 2015 (UTC)