Adam Tanner (mathematician)

Adam Tanner (mathematician)

Adam Tanner (in Latin, Tannerus) (April 14, 1572 – May 25, 1632) was an Austrian Jesuit professor of mathematics and philosophy.

He was born in Innsbruck, Austria. In 1589 he joined the Society of Jesus and became a teacher. By 1603 he was invited to take the chair of theology at the University of Ingolstadt. Fifteen years later he was given a position at the University of Vienna by the Emperor Matthias.

He was noted for his defense of the Catholic church and their practices against Lutheran reformers as well as the Utraquists. His greatest work was the "Universa theologia scholastica", published in 1626-1627.

He died at the village of Unken near Salzburg, and rests in an unmarked grave. Apparently the parishioners refused to give him a Christian burial because a "hairy little imp" was found on a glass plate among his possessions.

Tannerus crater on the Moon is named for him.


* "Anatomiæ confessionis augustanæ", 1613, Ingolstadt.
* "Astrologia sacra", 1615, Ingolstadt.
* "Apologia pro Societate Iesu ex Bohemiae regno : Ab eiusdem regni statibus religionis sub utraque publico decreto immerito proscripta", 1618, Vienna.
* "Universa theologia scholastica", 1627, Ingolstadt.


* Molitor and Erasmus, "The History of the Devil: The Abolition of Witch-Prosecution"

External links

* [ Catholic encyclopedia]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Adam Tanner — may refer to: *Adam Tanner (mathematician), Austrian mathematician and philosopher *Adam Tanner (footballer), English footballer *Adam Tanner (Photographer), photographer …   Wikipedia

  • Tanner (name) — Tanner is a surname which may refer to: In the arts and entertainment: * Alain Tanner (born 1929), Swiss film maker * Beatrice Stella Tanner (1865 1940), British actress known as Mrs. Patrick Campbell * Erin Tanner (born 1985), American singer *… …   Wikipedia

  • Список лунных кратеров, Т — Список лунных кратеров А Б В Г Д Е Ж З И Й К Л М Н О П Р С  …   Википедия

  • History of Dogmatic Theology —     History of Dogmatic Theology     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► History of Dogmatic Theology     The imposing edifice of Catholic theology has been reared not by individual nations and men, but rather by the combined efforts of all nations and the …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • May 25 — << May 2011 >> Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 …   Wikipedia

  • April 14 — Events*43 BC Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar s assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed. *69 Vitellius, commander of the Rhine armies, defeats Emperor Otho in… …   Wikipedia

  • History of Catholic dogmatic theology — The history of Catholic dogmatic theology divides into three main periods: * the patristic; * the medieval; * the modernPatristic period (about A.D. 100 800)The Fathers of the Church are honoured by the Church as her principal theologians.… …   Wikipedia

  • 1632 — See also: 1632 (novel) .Year 1632 (MDCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 10 day slower Julian calendar). Events of 1632 January… …   Wikipedia

  • 1572 — Year 1572 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Events of 1572 January June * January 16 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Fellows of the Royal Society — This is a list of people who are or were Fellows or Foreign Members of the Royal Society of London. To skip to the list of foreign members, click here. FellowsA*Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester *John Farr Abbott *Louis Paul Abeille… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”