Mathematician:Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann

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Bernhard Riemann is most famous for the Riemann Hypothesis, which is (at time of writing, early 21st century) one of the most highly sought-after results in mathematics.




  • Born: 17 Sept 1826, Breselenz, Hanover (now Germany)
  • 1845: Went to University of Göttingen to study theology, but soon switched to mathematics.
  • 1851: Received doctorate from Berlin University
  • 1854: Appointed Privatdozent (unpaid lecturer) at Göttingen
  • 1855: Replaced Gauss at Göttingen
  • 1859: Replaced Dirichlet as full professor
  • Died: 20 July 1866, Selasca, Italy

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann can be found here.


Critical View

... an extraordinary mathematician.
-- Salomon Bochner

The dissertation [ of $1851$ ] submitted by Herr Riemann offers convincing evidence of the author's thorough and penetrating investigations in those parts of the subject treated in the dissertation, of a creative, active, truly mathematical mind, and of a gloriously fertile originality.
-- Carl Friedrich Gauss