1845 – Cantor – bio

Georg Cantor was born in 1845, in Russia, but spent most of his life in Germany and is known as a German mathematician who invented set theory. In 1874, he published a paper titled, “On a Characteristic Property of All Real Algebraic Numbers”, which examined relationships between the elements of two sets. Cantor also did groundbreaking work on infinite numbers.

PRECURSOR:
-0460 – Zeno (of Elea)
-0384 – Aristotle
-0325 – Euclid
1401 – Nicholas of Cusa
1690 – Goldbach
1707 – Euler
1805 – Dirichlet
1809 – Louiville

CONCURRENT:
1826 – Riemann
1831 – Dedekind
1849 – Klein
1854 – Poincare
1862 – Hilbert
1871 – Zermelo
1872 – Russell

SUBSEQUENT:
1885 – Weyl
1889 – Wittgenstein
1901 – Tarski
1906 – Godel
1924 – Mandelbrot

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