Florian Cajori

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Florian Cajori was born February 28 1859 in St Aignan (near Thusis), GraubŁnden, Switzerland. He emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. He received a Ph.D. at Tulane University, where he taught for a few years before being driven north by his health. He taught at Colorado College, where he founded the Colorado College Scientific Society. He became one of the most celebrated historians of mathematics in his day (he was the author of "A History of Mathematical Notations" (ISBN 0486677664)). In 1918, he was appointed to a specially created chair in history of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. He remained in Berkeley, California until his death, August 15, 1930.

External links

  • Colorado College (http://www.cc.colorado.edu/Dept/MA/History/Faculty/Cajori.html) page on Florian Cajori.
  • MAC Tutor Biography (http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Cajori.html)
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