1.) In Bapthism's book of Moravica we can find his name written in formal Latin: Georgius Bartholomaei Vecha.
2.) Original family name was Veha, but this word has a "bad-ring" to it, because it also means "unreliable man", which Jurij Vega wasn't. So he changed it.
3.) In that time was tradition to baptise new-borns already second day after birth, because of high mortality. So we can say that he was born on 23.3.1754 in small house Zagorica 10. Later they built a new house, but that burned during WWII. Now there is a memorial stone, which indicates probable location of his house.
4.) In some German military encyclopaedia from 19th Century is written, that baron Jurij Vega was of Spanish decent [
], but you can also find statements, that he was from Germany or Swiss.
5.) Amongst his fellow school-mates, which were A students, was also first Slovene play-writer and scientifical historian Anton Tomaž Linhart.
6.) This institution started with some sort of College study in Slovenia.
7.) He also included logarithems in his work.
8.) He was expert on many field; his work was based on Newton and Bošković; which was also base for Vega.
9.) Gruber was one of most educated and creatful personalities, who were working in second helf of 18. Century in Ljubljana. He was excelent hydrotechican, who made plan for de-watering channel by Ljubljanica and leading work on it from 1772 to 1777.
10.) After completion of Gruber's channel, Vega decided to quit from this line-of-work.
11.) After 2 year's study he had to past final exam, which was made from 26 pages of math, 20 pages of physical and 6 pages of questions from logic and methaphysics.
12.) Inner Austria was divided to Krain, Steiermark and Görz.
13.) Vega was given as Navigational engineer 600 crown (Kronne) of pay, which wasn't leading excuse for switching jobs.
14.) At that time Vega mived to Wien.
15.) Study-book was published in 4 volumes:
- first in 1782; Math for High School, which was reprinted 7 times, last time in 1850; also was translated to Danish
- second in 1784; Geometry with Infinitesty [sp????] math and basic of land-surveying and mapping; 8th reprints and translation to Norwegian
- third in 1788; Mechanic of solid bodies with Parabola theory and chart for Mortar's projectile, systemathical description of machines of that time with unique theory of inside mehanism; five reprints
- fourth in 1800; mechanic of liquids and gases; 2 reprints
16.) In that time everyone was focused on France, Austria was in war with Turkey and had recapture Beograd (lost in 1521). This was last Austro-Turkish war.
17.) These were mortars, who used 60 or 100 pounds boms, which is 30 or 50 kg.
18.) He guided guns so well, that they were hiting fort-walls and also git main powder-storage. After fort's capitulation, Laudon let 6000 people to leave fort.
P.S. Yesterday I got new magazine, with second, final part of article. Which I'll translate in following days.