Bernt Michael Holmboe, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bernt Michael Holmboe

Norwegian mathematician

Date of Birth: 23-Mar-1795

Place of Birth: Eidsberg, Eastern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 28-Mar-1850

Profession: mathematician, university teacher

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Bernt Michael Holmboe

  • Bernt Michael Holmboe (23 March 1795 – 28 March 1850) was a Norwegian mathematician.
  • He was home-tutored from an early age, and was not enrolled in school until 1810.
  • Following a short period at the Royal Frederick University, which included a stint as assistant to Christopher Hansteen, Holmboe was hired as a mathematics teacher at the Christiania Cathedral School in 1818, where he met the future renowned mathematician Niels Henrik Abel.
  • Holmboe's lasting impact on mathematics worldwide has been said to be his tutoring of Abel, both in school and privately.
  • The two became friends and remained so until Abel's early death.
  • Holmboe moved to the Royal Frederick University in 1826, where he worked until his own death in 1850. Holmboe's significant impact on mathematics in the fledgling Norway was his textbook in two volumes for secondary schools.
  • It was widely used, but faced competition from Christopher Hansteen's alternative offering, sparking what may have been Norway's first debate about school textbooks.

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