Person: Krieger, Cypra Cecilia


Cypra Cecilia Krieger Dunaj was the first woman to earn a PhD in mathematics from a Canadian university and only the third person to be awarded a mathematics doctorate in Canada. She is best known for her English translation of Sierpinski's Introduction to General Topology (1934) and General Topology (1952)

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Born 9 April 1894, Jasło, Galicia, Austrian Empire (now Poland). Died 17 August 1974, Ontario, Canada.

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Origin Poland, Women

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