Tilly, Joseph

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Tilly, Joseph Gender: M
Joseph Marie de Tilly
born on 16 August 1837 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Ypres, Belgium, 50n51, 2e53
Timezone LMT m2e53 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°53' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°00 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 09°55'


Belgian military man and mathematician known for his work on non-Euclidean mechanics, as he was the one who invented it. He worked thus alone on this topic until a French mathematician named Jules Hoüel showed interest in that field. Tilly also wrote on military science and history of mathematics.

In 1858, he became a teacher in mathematics at the regimental school. He began with studying geometry, particularly Euclid's fifth postulate and non-Euclidean geometry. He found similar results as Lobachevsky in 1860, but the Russian mathematician was already dead at that time.

He died in München, Germany, on 4 August 1906.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #3351 [1].


  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Non-Euclidean mechanics)