Adam Tanner (mathematician)
Adam Tanner (in
Latin, Tannerus) ( April 14, 1572– May 25, 1632) was an Austrian Jesuitprofessor of mathematicsand philosophy.
He was born in
Innsbruck, Austria. In 1589 he joined the Society of Jesusand became a teacher. By 1603 he was invited to take the chair of theologyat the University of Ingolstadt. Fifteen years later he was given a position at the University of Viennaby the Emperor Matthias.
He was noted for his defense of the
Catholicchurch and their practices against Lutheranreformers as well as the Utraquists. His greatest work was the "Universa theologia scholastica", published in 1626-1627.
He died at the village of
Unkennear Salzburg, and rests in an unmarked grave. Apparently the parishioners refused to give him a Christian burialbecause a "hairy little imp" was found on a glass plate among his possessions.
Tannerus crater on the
Moonis named for him.
* "Anatomiæ confessionis augustanæ", 1613, Ingolstadt.
* "Astrologia sacra", 1615, Ingolstadt.
* "Apologia pro Societate Iesu ex Bohemiae regno : Ab eiusdem regni statibus religionis sub utraque publico decreto immerito proscripta", 1618, Vienna.
* "Universa theologia scholastica", 1627, Ingolstadt.
* Molitor and Erasmus, "The History of the Devil: The Abolition of Witch-Prosecution"
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14444a.htm Catholic encyclopedia]
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