Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jesuit Mathematician

Fr.Christopher Clavius, S.J.
Fr. Christopher Clavius, S.J. whose talents in geometry made him regarded as a second Euclid, was, when young, entered in a College of Jesuits at Bamberg. After he had been tried in various branches of learning, 
he was on the point of being dismissed as a hopeless blockhead, till one of the fathers thought he would make a trial of him in geometry ; 
which hit his genius so luckily, that he afterwards became one of the greatest mathematicians of the age.
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