Mathematician:René-Louis Baire

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French mathematician who worked mainly on the theory of continuity and irrational numbers.

Most famous for the Baire Category Theorem.




  • Born: 21 Jan 1874, Paris, France
  • Died: 5 July 1932, Chambéry, France

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for René-Louis Baire can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for René-Louis Baire can be found here.


  • 1899: Sur les fonctions de variables réelles (On real-variable functions)
  • 1905: Théorie des nombres irrationnels, des limites et de la continuité (Theory of irrational numbers, limits and continuity)
  • 1905: Leçons sur les fonctions discontinues (Lessons on discontinuous functions) (with Arnaud Denjoy)
  • 1907-08: Leçons sur les théories générales de l'analyse (Lessons on general theories of analysis), 2 volumes