Mathematician:Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Better known as Lewis Carroll, Charles Dodgson was a logician, and also an Anglican priest and author.
He is best known nowadays for his Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, not (on the surface) works of mathematics.
His actual mathematical works were idiosyncratic, often focused on making mathematical concepts (in particular, logical syllogisms) accessible to children.
It is worth mentioning that Lewis Carroll can be considered to be a modernisation of le wis carle, which is approximately old English for the wise man.
- Born: 27 January 1832
- Died: 14 January 1898
Theorems and Definitions
Results named for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson can be found here.
- 1865: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- 1871: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
- 1874: The Hunting of the Snark
- 1879: Euclid and his Modern Rivals
- 1889: Sylvie and Bruno
- 1893: Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
- 1896: Symbolic Logic Part I
- Posthumous: Symbolic Logic Part II
- The different branches of Arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Charles Lutwidge Dodgson": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive