George David Birkhoff

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George David Birkhoff

Birthplace: Overisel, Allegan, Michigan, United States
Death: November 12, 1944 (60)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Birkhoff and Jennie Gertrude Birkhoff
Husband of Margaret Birkhoff
Father of Garrett Birkhoff and Barbara Paine
Brother of Louise Marie Lemon; Gertrude Postel; Edward Robert Birkhoff; John Hendrik Birkhoff and Jean Clippinger

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About George David Birkhoff

George David Birkhoff was an American mathematician, best known for what is now called the ergodic theorem. Birkhoff was one of the most important leaders in American mathematics in his generation, and during his time he was considered by many to be the preeminent American mathematician. His house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

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George David Birkhoff's Timeline

March 21, 1884
Overisel, Allegan, Michigan, United States
August 16, 1909
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
January 10, 1911
Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
November 12, 1944
Age 60
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States