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Leopold Kronecker

German mathematician who worked on number theory and algebra (1823–1891)

1823   -   1891

country of citizenship: Germany, German Confederation, German Empire
educated at: University of Bonn, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Wrocław
occupation: mathematician, university teacher
student of: Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Jakob Steiner

Leopold Kronecker (7 December 1823 – 29 December 1891) was a German mathematician who worked on number theory, algebra and logic. He criticized Georg Cantor's work on set theory, and was quoted by Weber (1893) as having said, "Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk" ("God made the integers, all else is the work of man."). Kronecker was a student and lifelong friend of Ernst Kummer.
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