Henri Lebesgue

Henri Léon Lebesgue (1875 - 1941) French mathematician and author best known for the Lebesgue integralMathworldPlanetmath, the last professional mathematician to publically call 1 a prime numberMathworldPlanetmath.

The son of a typesetter who died of tuberculosis, young Henri continued his studies thanks to the efforts of his mother and attended the Ecole Normale Supérieure. By the time he turned 30, Lebesgue was a published book author with a book on primitive functions and another one on the trigonometric series. But to this day Lebesgue is remembered more for the Lebesgue integral and the Lebesgue measureMathworldPlanetmath. Lebesgue’s saying that “Mathematics reduced to general theories would be a beautiful form without content” has found its way into many quotation dictionaries.

Title Henri Lebesgue
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Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:40:23
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Synonym Henri Léon Lebesgue
Synonym Henri Leon Lebesgue