Adam Tanner

Mathematician, Deceased Person

1572 – 1632

 Credit ยป
67

Who was Adam Tanner?

Adam Tanner 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 join the Jesuit College of Ingolstadt and 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.

The crater Tannerus on the Moon is named after him.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Apr 14, 1572
Innsbruck
Religion
  • Catholicism
Profession
Died
May 25, 1632
Fire-bellied toad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Adam Tanner." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/adam_tanner>.

Discuss this Adam Tanner biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Bios

    »

    Browse Biographies.net