Mathematician:Felix Hausdorff

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German mathematician fundamental in the development of modern topology.

Also active in set theory, measure theory and function theory.

The first to formulate what is now known as the Generalized Continuum Hypothesis.

Committed suicide in preference to being sent to an internment camp.




  • Born: 8 Nov 1868 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Died: 26 Jan 1942 in Bonn, Germany

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Felix Hausdorff can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Felix Hausdorff can be found here.


  • 1891: Zur Theorie der astronomischen Strahlenbrechung (doctoral thesis)
  • 1908: Grundzüge einer Theorie der geordneten Mengen

Also published works in the field of philosophy and literature under the pseudonym Paul Mongré:

  • 1897: Sant' Ilario: Thoughts from Zarathustra's Country
  • 1898: Das Chaos in kosmischer Auslese (a critique of metaphysics)
  • 1900: Ekstases (a book of poetry)
  • 1904: Der Arzt seiner Ehre

Later Translations