Johanna /"Anna" Erdős (Wilhelm) (1880 - 1971)

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Birthplace: Vag Beszterce, Trencin county, AUS-HUN
Death: Died in Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
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About Johanna /"Anna" Erdős (Wilhelm)

Anna (Wilhelm) Erdos was a high school mathematics teacher and the mother of the renowned mathematician, Dr. Paul Erdos. 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 Erdos" (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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Anna (Wilhelm) Erdős's Timeline

July 6, 1880
Vag Beszterce, Trencin county, AUS-HUN
Age 24
March 26, 1913
Age 32
Budapest, Budapest, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary
Age 90
Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary