Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky 

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Born 1792 in Gorky, Russia, died 1856 in Kazan, Russia Nikolai was from a poor family. He showed some talent in mathematics while he was in Kazan Gymnasium, where the family had moved after Nikolai's father died. After he finished Gymansium (like the secondary school/college), Nikolai entered the University of Kazan as a free student  on a government scholarship. As soon as he finished his Masters Degree, Nikolai became a lecturer at the same university where he studied and few years later he became a professor. At the age of 35, Lobachevsky became a rector of the university, and while at this position, the University of Kazan aparently flourished. Nikolai Lobachevsky is most famous for his work on nonEuclidean Geometry. Click here to find more.

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