Josef Loschmidt—Some Biographical Remarks

  • Hannelore Sexl


Josef Loschmidt was the firstborn son of poor peasants in a small village near Karlsbad in Bohemia. He remembered keeping goats in his early youth “without stockings and shoes”. Later in his life he invented a shoe built like a glove permitting the independent movement of every toe.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannelore Sexl
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  1. 1.Commission for the History of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and MedicineAustrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria

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