1838 – Jordan – bio

Marie Ennemond Camille Jordan (Camille Jordan) was born in Lyon, France in 1838. He was a mathematician who made significant contributions to the fields of permutations, topology and group theory. He created a topological proof that a simply closed curve divides a plan into exactly two regions, which is now known as the “Jordan curve theorem”.

PREREQUISITE:
1789 – Cauchy
1811 – Galois

CONCURRENT:
1826 – Riemann
1842 – Lie
1849 – Klein

SUBSEQUENT:

SEE ALSO:
Timeline of Group Theory

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