Person: Schoute, Pieter Hendrik
Pieter Hendrik Schoute was a Dutch mathematician known for his work on regular polytopes and Euclidean geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 Dirk Schoute's parents were Cornelis Schoute and Grietje Baars, while Cornelia Oosterhuijs's parents were Hendrik Oosterhuijs and Aagje Langewis.
 Pieter Hendrik was the youngest of his parents' three sons, the older two being Cornelis (18351911) and Dirk (18381899).
 After graduating, Schoute went to Leiden to undertake research in mathematics.
 After being awarded his doctorate, Schoute taught mathematics in a secondary school in Nijmegen from 1871 until 1874.
 The situation changed markedly for the better with the appointment of Schoute in 1881 and from that time the fortunes of mathematics at Groningen improved greatly.
 In particular there was the second excellent appointment of Floris de Boer as professor of mathematics to Groningen to join Schoute three years after he was appointed.
 Schoute studied various topics in geometry such as quadrics and algebraic curves.
 It was his research on regular polytopes, which generalise the concept of regular polyhedra, that led to the collaboration between Schoute and Stott.
 Schoute was an editor of this journal from 1898 until his death in 1913.
 Finally we should note another publication by Schoute on a totally different topic, namely the reclamation of the Zuiderzee.
 Work began in 1927, fourteen years after Schoute's death.
 Schoute was elected to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences in 1886.
Born 21 January 1846, Wormerveer, Netherlands. Died 18 April 1913, Groningen, Netherlands.
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