# Mathematician:Henry Ernest Dudeney

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## Mathematician

English author and self-taught mathematician who specialised in logic puzzles and mathematical games.

Considered one of Britain's foremost creators of mathematical puzzles.

Known for his collaborations with Sam Loyd.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 10 April 1857 in Mayfield, Sussex, England
- Died: 24 April 1930 in Lewes, Sussex, England

## Theorems and Definitions

Results named for **Henry Ernest Dudeney** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Henry Ernest Dudeney** can be found here.

## Puzzles

## Publications

- 1917:
*Amusements in Mathematics* - 1925:
*The World's Best Word Puzzles* - 1926:
*Modern Puzzles* - 1932:
*Puzzles and Curious Problems*(posthumous)

- 1968:
*536 Puzzles & Curious Problems*(edited by Martin Gardner)

*A Puzzle-Mine*(undated, posthumous)

- Many contributions

### As editor

- 1910 -- 1930: Editor of
*Perplexities*column in*The Strand Magazine*

## Notable Quotes

*The fact is that our lives are largely spent in solving puzzles; for what is a puzzle but a perplexing question? And from our childhood upwards we are perpetually asking questions or trying to answer them.*

## Also known as

**Henry Ernest Dudeney** is more commonly referred to as **Harry Dudeney**.

Published his earliest work under the alias **Sphinx**.

## Linguistic Note

The name **Dudeney** is pronounced ** Dude-nee**.

## Sources

- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Henry Ernest Dudeney": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

- 1968: Henry Ernest Dudeney:
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