Johanna (Anna) Erdős

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Johanna (Anna) Erdős (Wilhelm)

Birthplace: Považská Bystrica (Vágbeszterce), Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
Death: Died in Budapest, Hungary
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Herman Wilhelm and Sofie Wilhelm
Wife of Lajos Erdős (Engländer)
Mother of Klara Erdős; Anna-Magdolna ("Magda") Erdős and Paul Erdős
Sister of Irma Wilhelm; Irma Popper; Joseph Wilhelm; Otilie (Ethela) Wilhelm; Theodor Wilhelm and 2 others

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About Johanna (Anna) Erdős

Anna (Wilhelm) Erdős (1880-1971) was a high school mathematics teacher and the mother of the renowned mathematician, Dr. Paul Erdős. Anna was born in Vag Besztercze, Trencin Co., Hungary in 1880 and died in Budapest in 1971, age 91 years. There are several biographical pieces about her in the book "My Brain is Open: The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdős" (1998), by Bruce Schechter. She was devoted to her son -- her only surviving child -- and was always called "Anyuka" by him. In March 1913, as she was in a Budapest hospital giving birth to Paul (her third child), a scarlet fever epidemic hit the city. By the time she returned home with her newborn baby, her two older children (Klara and Magda, ages 7 and 5) were dead.

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Johanna (Anna) Erdős's Timeline

July 6, 1880
Považská Bystrica (Vágbeszterce), Trenčiansky kraj, Slovakia
Age 24
January 10, 1906
Age 25
Žilina, Žilina District, Žilina Region, Slovakia
October 1, 1907
Age 27
Žilina, Žilina District, Žilina Region, Slovakia
March 26, 1913
Age 32
Budapest, Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary
Age 90
Budapest, Hungary