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Rudjer J. Bošković

 
 
Rudjer J. Bošković Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
1. Rudjer J. Bošković Marker
Inscription.
Hier wohnte 1756-60 und 1763
der kroatische Gelehrte
Rudjer J. Bošković S.J.
und schuf sein Hauptwerk
"Theorie der Naturphilosophie"
aus einem einzigen Atomgesetz
das physische Weltbild deutend.

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(English translation:)

Here lived in 1756-60 and 1763 the Croatian scholar, Rudjer J. Bošković S.J. While living here he wrote his best known work, "The Theory of Natural Philosophy", invoking a single atomic law to model a physical view of the world.
 
Erected 1952 by Technisches Museum Wien.
 
Location. 48° 12.521′ N, 16° 22.65′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is at the intersection of Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz and Bäckerstraße, on the right when traveling south on Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Franz Schubert (here, next to this marker); Former University Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Die Aula der Wissenschaften / Hall of Sciences (within shouting distance of

Rudjer J. Bošković Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
2. Rudjer J. Bošković Marker - wide view
The Bošković is to the right of the door, while that for Schubert is to the left of it.
this marker); Karl Freiherr von Vogelsang (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charles de L'Ecluse (Clusius) (about 150 meters away); Leoš Janáček (about 180 meters away); Moritz von Schwind (about 210 meters away); Lueger Denkmal / Lueger Monument (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .  Roger Joseph Boscovich (Wikipedia). "Roger Joseph Boscovich (Croatian: Ruđer Josip Bošković, 18 May 1711 – 13 February 1787) was a Ragusan physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest, and a polymath from the city of Dubrovnik (modern-day Croatia), who studied and lived in Italy and France where he also published many of his works. He was nicknamed the Croatian Leibniz by Werner Heisenberg....He produced a precursor of atomic theory and made many contributions to astronomy, including the first geometric procedure for determining the equator of a rotating planet from three observations of a surface feature and for computing the orbit of a planet from three observations of its position. In 1753 he also discovered the absence of atmosphere on the Moon....In Vienna in 1758, he published the first edition of his famous work, Philosophić naturalis theoria redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium (Theory of Natural philosophy derived to the single Law of forces which exist in Nature), containing his atomic theory and his theory of forces." (Submitted on September 6, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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