Jan Tesánek

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1728 – 1788

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Who was Jan Tesánek?

Jan Tesánek was a Bohemian scholar and author of scientific literature.

Tesánek studied at a gymnasium in Prague and later at Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University. In 1745, he became a Jesuit and studied mathematics, physics and astronomy under Joseph Stepling. Stepling introduced Tesánek to the works of Isaac Newton. After finishing under the Faculty of Philosophy, Tesánek continued with study of theology. He was then ordained a priest and became professor of physics at Charles University. Later, he taught mathematics at the University of Olomouc. Two years later he returned to Prague to assume a professorship of high mathematics at the University. He remained at the University after the dissolution of the Jesuit order in 1773 and assumed the position of head of the Department of Mathematics and Physics in 1778. Tesánek is known for his many writings on the science of the day, helping to spread knowledge of scientific findings throughout Europe.

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Born
Dec 9, 1728
Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav
Also known as
  • Jan Tesanek
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Bohemian
Profession
Education
  • Charles University in Prague
Died
Jun 22, 1788
Prague

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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