Mathematician:Henry Ernest Dudeney
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.
- 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.
- 1917: Amusements in Mathematics
- 1925: The World's Best Word Puzzles
- 1926: Modern Puzzles
- 1932: Puzzles and Curious Problems (posthumous)
- A Puzzle-Mine (undated, posthumous)
- Many contributions
- 1910 -- 1930: Editor of Perplexities column in The Strand Magazine
- 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.
The name Dudeney is pronounced Dude-nee.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Henry Ernest Dudeney": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive