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Siegmund Günther

Siegmund Günther

German mathematician, historian of mathematics and meteorologist
Siegmund Günther
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Intro German mathematician, historian of mathematics and meteorologist
A.K.A. Adam Wilhelm Siegmund Günther
Was Mathematician Historian Historian of mathematics Meteorologist Professor Educator Politician
From Germany
Type Academia Mathematics Science Social science Politics
Gender male
Birth 6 February 1848, Nuremberg, Germany
Death 4 February 1923, Munich, Germany (aged 75 years)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Politics German Progress Party
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Biography

Adam Wilhelm Siegmund Günther (6 February 1848 – 3 February 1923) was a German geographer, mathematician, historian of mathematics and natural scientist.

Early life

Born in 1848 to a German businessman, Günther would go on to attend several German universities including Erlangen, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Berlin, and Göttingen.

Career

In 1872 he began teaching at a school in Weissenburg, Bavaria. He completed his habilitation thesis on continued fractions entitled Darstellung der Näherungswerte der Kettenbrüche in independenter Form in 1873. The next year he began teaching at Munich Polytechnicum. In 1876, he began teaching at a university in Ansbach where he stayed for several years before moving to Munich and becoming a professor of geography until he retired.

His mathematical work included works on the determinant, hyperbolic functions, and parabolic logarithms and trigonometry.

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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Guenther.html
https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN601506464
https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN359533930
https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN578413299
https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN578420767
https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN577805940
http://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/archiv/16785
https://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/0001/bsb00016325/images/index.html?seite=280
https://www.deutsche-biographie.de/ppn118719181.html
https://authority.bibsys.no/authority/rest/authorities/html/90196734
http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX1688741
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