# Mathematician:John Charles Burkill

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## Mathematician

British mathematician whose main work was in analysis.

Also renowned for the quality of his teaching books.

Did good work supporting refugees from the Nazi regime in Germany from $1933$. Adopted two such refugees, one of which was Harry Burkill.

## Nationality

British

## History

- Born: 1 Feb 1900, Holt, Norfolk, England
- 1911: Entered Richmond county school
- 1914: Entered St Paul's School, London
- 1917: Won scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge
- 1917: Joined Royal Engineers (as World War I had not ended)
- January 1919: Entered Trinity College, Cambridge
- 1921: Took first degree, he remained at Cambridge as a research student
- 1924: Accepted chair of pure mathematics at Liverpool
- 1 August 1928: Married
**Margareta Braun**(a.k.a.**Greta**) - 1929: Returned to Cambridge, taking up lectureship at Peterhouse
- 1948: Won the Adams prize
- 1953: Elected to a fellowship of the Royal Society
- 1961: Promoted to Reader in Mathematical Analysis
- 1967: Retired
- 1968 - 1973: Appointed to succeed
*Sir Herbert Butterfield*as Master of Peterhouse - 1984: Death of
**Greta** - Died: 6 April 1993, Sheffield, England

## Theorems and Definitions

## Publications

- 1923:
*Functions of intervals and the problem of area* - 1951:
*The Lebesgue Integral*

- 1962:
*A First Course in Mathematical Analysis* - 1970:
*A Second Course in Mathematical Analysis*(with H. Burkill) - 1973:
*Fourier-Stieltjes integrals*

## Also known as

Known as both **John Burkill** and **Charles Burkill**.