Felix Klein

Mathematician, Academic

1849 – 1925

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Who was Felix Klein?

Christian Felix Klein was a German mathematician, known for his work in group theory, complex analysis, non-Euclidean geometry, and on the connections between geometry and group theory. His 1872 Erlangen Program, classifying geometries by their underlying symmetry groups, was a hugely influential synthesis of much of the mathematics of the day.

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Born
Apr 25, 1849
Düsseldorf
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • University of Bonn
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
Employment
  • University of Göttingen
  • Technical University of Munich
  • University of Leipzig
Lived in
  • Erlangen
  • Germany
Died
Jun 22, 1925
Göttingen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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