# Mathematician:Alfred Bray Kempe

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## Contents

## Mathematician

English mathematician best known for his work on linkages and the Four Color Theorem.

Trained as a barrister, and was also an accomplished pianist.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 6 July 1849 in Kensington, London, England
- Died: 21 April 1922 in London, England

## Theorems and Definitions

## Publications

- 1877:
*How to Draw a Straight Line* - 1886:
*A memoir on the theory of mathematical form*(*Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London***Vol. 177**: pp. 1 – 70)

## Critical View

*Mistress of humble tones and haughty,**Kempe calls me his piano-forte;**He plays me when a problem fails,**And rises lighter from the scales.*- -- One of his students