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Bartel Leendert van der Waerden

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Birthplace: Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Zürich, Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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About Bartel Leendert van der Waerden

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"...Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (Dutch: [vɑn dər ˈʋaːrdən]; February 2, 1903 – January 12, 1996) was a Dutch mathematician and historian of mathematics..."

"...Van der Waerden is mainly remembered for his work on abstract algebra. He also wrote on algebraic geometry, topology, number theory, geometry, combinatorics, analysis, probability and statistics, and quantum mechanics (he and Heisenberg had been colleagues at Leipzig). In his later years, he turned to the history of mathematics and science. His historical writings include Ontwakende wetenschap (1950), which was translated into English as Science Awakening (1954), Geometry and Algebra in Ancient Civilizations (1983), and A History of Algebra (1985)..."

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Bartel L. van der Waerden's Timeline

1903
February 2, 1903
Amsterdam, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
1996
January 12, 1996
Age 92
Zürich, Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland