Georg Cantor

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Birthday
3, 1845
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 6, 1918 (72)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1845
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 6, 1918 (72)

About

Late nineteenth and early twentieth-century mathematician remembered as the inventor of set theory. He worked on problems related to ordinal, cardinal, and transfinite numbers.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Zurich, the University of Berlin, and the University of Göttingen.

Trivia

He taught for many decades at the University of Halle.

Family Life

He was born in Russia to a German family of musicians. His great-uncle, Joseph Böhm, was a renowned violinist, and his grandfather, Franz Böhm, played with the Russian Imperial Orchestra.

Associated With

He and American mathematician Paul Cohen both contributed important ideas to set theory.