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Guldin, Paul Habakuk#

Guldin, Paul (Habakuk), b. St. Gallen (Switzerland), June 12, 1577, d. Graz (Styria), Nov. 3, 1643, mathematician. Originally Protestant, converted to Catholicism and became a Jesuit in 1597. Studied sciences under Christopher Clavius in Rome from 1609, became professor for mathematics at the University of Graz in 1616 and also taught in Vienna for a short time. Argued with Bonaventura Cavalieri about the Cavalieri Principle; contributions to the problem of content (Guldin Theorem).

Work: Centrobaryca, 4 vols., 1635-1641.


W. Noebauer, Geschichte der Mathematik in Oesterreich, in: Wissenschaftliche Nachrichten 46, 1978; H. Kaiser and W. Noebauer, Geschichte der Mathematik, 1984; H. Kaiser, Die Rolle Oesterreichs in der Geschichte der Mathematik, in: Didaktikhefte der Oesterreichischen Mathematik Gesellschaft, 1990.