Otto L. Hölder

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Otto Ludwig Hölder

Birthplace: Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Died in Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Otto Hölder and Paulina Christiane Hölder
Husband of Helene Hölder
Father of Ernst Hölder and Charlotte Hölder

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About Otto L. Hölder

Hölder first studied at the Polytechnikum (which today is the University of Stuttgart) and then in 1877 went to Berlin where he was a student of Leopold Kronecker, Karl Weierstraß, and Ernst Kummer. He is famous for many things including: Hölder's inequality, the Jordan–Hölder theorem, the theorem stating that every linearly ordered group that satisfies an Archimedean property is isomorphic to a subgroup of the additive group of real numbers, the classification of simple groups of order up to 200, the anomalous outer automorphisms of the symmetric group S6 and Hölder's theorem which implies that the Gamma function satisfies no algebraic differential equation. Another important notion related to his name is the Hölder condition (or Hölder continuity) which is used in many areas of analysis, including the theories of partial differential equations and function spaces. In 1877, he entered the University of Berlin and took his doctorate from the University of Tübingen in 1882. The title of his doctoral thesis was "Beiträge zur Potentialtheorie" ("Contributions to potential theory"). He worked at the University of Leipzig from 1899 until his retirement.

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Otto L. Hölder's Timeline

December 22, 1859
Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Age 41
Age 42
August 29, 1937
Age 77
Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany