GH Hardy

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Birthday
7, 1877
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 1, 1947 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1877
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 1, 1947 (70)

About

English mathematician whose 1940 essay, 'A Mathematician's Apology,' became one of the most widely-known essays on mathematics ever written. He is also famous for his discovery and mentorship of the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Before Fame

He was writing numbers at age two and attended Winchester College on scholarship.

Trivia

His relationship with John Edensor Littlewood and Srinivasa Ramanujan was depicted in the 2007 novel The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt.

Family Life

His father taught at Cranleigh School in Surrey, England.

Associated With

He and fellow mathematician Wilhelm Weinberg formulated what came to known as the Hardy-Weinberg principle independently of one another.

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