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Siegmund Günther

Siegmund Günther

German mathematician, historian of mathematics and meteorologist
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Intro German mathematician, historian of mathematics and meteorologist
A.K.A. Adam Wilhelm Siegmund Günther
Countries Germany
Occupations Mathematician Historian of mathematics Meteorologist University teacher Politician
Gender male
Birth 6 February 1848 (Nuremberg)
Death 4 February 1923 (Munich)
Star sign Aquarius
Politics German Progress Party
Education University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Heidelberg University, Leipzig University, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Göttingen
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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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