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Bernard Bolzano was a philosopher and mathematician whose contributions were not truly recognized until long after his death He is especially important in the fields of logic geometry and the theory or real numbersBernardus Placidus Johann Nepomuk Bolzano was born in Prague Bohemia which is now part of the Czech Republic on October 5 1781 as the fourth child out of twelve children His mother was a German-speaking native of Prague his father a dealer in small wares from Northern Italy who had immigrated to Bohemia early in life Coming from such a religious household Bernard grew up with a high moral code and a belief in holding to his principles It was this background that attracted him to the Christian Church and the Priests way of lifeHe entered the University of Prague in 1796 where he studied philosophy mathematic and physics He entered even though it was against his fathers wishes After graduation he joined the theology department at the university and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1804 Despite his dedication to the Church he did not give up his mathematical interests and was at one time recommended for the chair of the mathematics department During that time Emperor Francis of Austria Established special chairs of religion in all universities and higher schools throughout the Empire These were intended to teach people to become good Christians and responsible citizens and counteract ideas emanating from the French Revolution The year 1805 started a struggle that would dominate the rest of his life In a political move the Austrian Hungarian Empire set up a chair in the philosophy of religion at each university The empire was comprised of many different ethic groups that were prone to nationalistic movement for independence Spurred by the free thinking of the recent French Revolution these movements were becoming a serious problem to holding the empire together The creation of the chair was part of a greater plan to
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