Paul Erdos

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Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Sep 20, 1996 (83)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Sep 20, 1996 (83)

About

Hungarian mathematician who became one of the most prolific of the twentieth century, having writing more than 1,500 mathematical articles during his career. He was famous for his eccentric personality and was described as "The Oddball's Odball" by Time magazine.

Before Fame

He was born in Budapest and earned his doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Budapest at just 21 years old.

Trivia

He lived a famously minimalist lifestyle and donated much of his earnings to charitable causes and people in need.

Family Life

He was the only surviving child of Anna and Lajos Erdos after his two sisters died just days before his birth. He never married and never had children.

Associated With

He and Swedish Leonhard Euler are both mathematicians known for their prolificness.