Eric Temple Bell

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Birthday
7, 1883
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Dec 21, 1960 (77)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1883
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Dec 21, 1960 (77)

About

A Scottish-American mathematician, non-fiction author, and novelist, he is best known for his 1937 biographical work, Men of Mathematics. His science fiction novels include The Purple Sapphire (1924) and The Gold Tooth (1927).

Before Fame

He attended Stanford University and Columbia University. He later joined the mathematics faculty at both the University of Washington and the California Institute of Technology.

Trivia

He published his novels under the pseudonym of John Taine.

Family Life

He was born in Peterhead, Scotland. His father, a fisherman, moved the family to San Jose, California in 1884.

Associated With

He and Ossie Davis both attended Columbia University.