George David Birkhoff

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George David Birkhoff

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Overisel, Allegan, Michigan, United States
Death: Died in 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

1884
March 21, 1884
Overisel, Allegan, Michigan, United States
1909
August 16, 1909
Age 25
Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
1911
January 19, 1911
Age 26
Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States
1944
November 12, 1944
Age 60
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States