Mathematician:Claude Jacques Roger Berge

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French mathematician who is considered to be one of the modern founders of combinatorics and graph theory.

One of the founders of the Oulipo French literary group.




  • Born: 5 June 1926 in Paris, France
  • Died: 30 June 2002 in Paris, France

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Claude Jacques Roger Berge can be found here.


  • 1957: Théorie générale des jeux à n personnes (General theory of games for n players)
  • 1958: Théorie des graphes et ses applications
  • 1959: Espaces topologiques, fonctions multivoques
  • 1963: Graphes parfaits (Perfect graphs), 1963
  • 1963: Topological Spaces: Including a Treatment of Multi-Valued Functions, Vector Spaces and Convexity (English translation of Espaces topologiques, fonctions multivoques)
  • 1964: The Theory of Graphs and its Applications (English translation of Théorie des graphes et ses applications)
  • 1968: Principes de Combinatoire
  • 1969: Graphes et Hypergraphes
  • 1971: Principles of Combinatorics (English translation of Principes de Combinatoire)
  • 1973: Graphs and Hypergraphs (English translation of Graphes et Hypergraphes)
  • 1987: Hypergraphes. Combinatoires des ensembles finis

Literary Works

  • 1961: Sculptures Multipètres
  • 1983: La Reine Aztèque (Aztec Queen)
  • 1994: Qui a tué le Duc de Densmore? (Who Killed the Duke of Densmore?)
  • 1997: Raymond Queneau et la combinatoire (Raymond Queneau and combinatorics)