Person: Klein, Felix Christian


Felix Klein was a German mathematician whose synthesis of geometry as the study of the properties of a space that are invariant under a given group of transformations, known as the Erlanger Programm, profoundly influenced mathematical development.

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Born 25 April 1849, Düsseldorf, Prussia (now Germany). Died 22 June 1925, Göttingen, Germany.

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Algebra, Geometry, Group Theory, Origin Germany, Physics

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive