Mathematician:Magnus Georg Paucker

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Russian astronomer and physicist best known for his construction of the regular $257$-gon using a compass and straightedge.


Estonian (then part of the Russian Empire)


  • Born: 26 November 1787 in Simuna, Estonia
  • Died: 31 August 1855 in Jelgava, Latvia

Theorems and Definitions


  • 1813 De nova explicatione phaenomeni elasticitatis corporum rigidorum

Also known as

His full name is sometimes given as Magnus-Georg Andreyevich Pauker, which in Russian is Магнус-Георг Андреевич Паукер

His name is usually seen transliteraed into German as Magnus Georg von Paucker.