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Wenninger in his office, 2009

Magnus J. Wenninger OSB (October 31, 1919 – February 17, 2017) was an American mathematician. He worked on constructing polyhedron models. He also wrote the first book on their construction. He was also a Benedictine monk.[1] He was born in Park Falls, Wisconsin. His parents were German.

Wenninger died on February 17, 2017 at Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. He was 97.[2]


  1. Banchoff, Thomas (June 2008). "Father Magnus and his polyhedrons". LAB. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  2. "Funeral of Fr. Magnus Wenninger, OSB". College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. February 18, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.