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Leopold Kronecker

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Here's another case where I'm hesitant to file a correction: according to this entry, Leopold Kronecker, born a Jew, became a Lutheran a year before dying. Most sources I've seen, if they mention his religion, do confirm he was born in a Jewish family but in regards to his conversion simply say he became a "Christian" or converted to "Christianity." At the very least are we sure he became a Protestant ("Kronecker" brings up no results in the Catholic Encyclopedia)? Or maybe this is all irrelevant here.

Since his most famous quotation invokes a deity, I'd say his religion is relevant. It doesn't need to be terribly specific, though remember that although from a strictly logical point of view, all Catholics are Christians, some people use the term "Christian" to mean just Protestants.

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