Mathematician:Constantin Carathéodory

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German-Greek mathematician who contributed to the theory of functions of a real variable, the calculus of variations and measure theory.

Also worked on rationalisation of the theory of thermodynamics.


Greek, of German origin


  • Born: September 13, 1873, Berlin, Germany
  • Died: February 2, 1950, Munich, Germany

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Constantin Carathéodory can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Constantin Carathéodory can be found here.


  • 1904: Über die diskontinuierlichen Lösungen in der Variationsrechung
  • 1906: Über die starken Maxima und Minima bei einfachen Integralen (Math. Ann. Vol. 62: pp. 449 – 503)
  • 1909: Untersuchungen über die Grundlagen der Thermodynamik (Math. Ann. Vol. 67: pp. 355 – 386)
  • 1914: Über das lineare Mass von Punktmengen - eine Verallgemeinerung des Längenbegriffs (Gött. Nachr. pp. 404 – 406)

Also known as

Otherwise known as Constantine Karatheodori (in Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Καραθεοδωρή).

His surname is often rendered without the accent: Caratheodory.