Bolzano’s house in Prague

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

I have arrived at Prague this morning and after leaving my luggage in the apartment I’ve gone for a walk. Prague is very beautiful! I know that I am going to have a lot of work because mathematics and astronomy were very important here in times of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II (1576–1612) when Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler lived in this city but Bernard Bolzano (Prague, October 5, 1781 – Prague, December 18, 1848) has been the first mathematician who has appeared to me.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Berard Bolzano and his brother lived in this house which belonged to their parents (25 Celetná Street):

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

His house of birth doesn’t exist. He was student in the Piarist Gymnasium between 1791 and 1796 when he entered the philosophical faculty at Charles University to stydy physics, philosophy and mathematics. Tus it was in this house where Bolzano lived when he began to study mathematics and we must remember the value of Bolzano’s works in this science.

So, welcome to Prague!

Location: Bolzano’s house in Prague (map)

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