1861 – Engel – bio

Friedrich Engel was born in 1861 in Saxony (now Germany) and was a mathematician primarily known for collaborating with Sophus Lie to publish, “Theory of Transformation Groups”. He did his doctoral studies under the guidance of Felix Klein. He studied the history of non-euclidean geometry and translated some of the papers of Lobachevsky from Russian to German. Engel seemed to have a particular talent for bringing a clear and bright focus to subject material that would otherwise be obscure or erudite. He also edited the works of Hermann Grassmann.

PRECURSOR:
-0325 – Euclid
1545 – Ars Magna
1736 – Lagrange
1765 – Ruffini
1777 – Gauss
1789 – Cauchy
1792 – Lobachevsky
1801 – Plucker
1802 – Abel
1809 – Grassmann
1811 – Galois
1814 – Sylvester

CONCURRENT:
1838 – Jordan (Camille)
1842 – Lie
1847 – Killing
1849 – Klein
1862 – Stackel
1872 – Erlangen Program
1887 – E8

SUBSEQUENT:
1879 – Einstein
1882 – Noether
1906 – Godel

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