Mathematician:Solomon Lefschetz

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Russian-born American mathematician who did fundamental work on algebraic topology, its applications to algebraic geometry, and the theory of non-linear ordinary differential equations.


Russian-born American


  • Born: 3 September 1884 in Moscow, Russia
  • Died: 5 October 1972 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Solomon Lefschetz can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Solomon Lefschetz can be found here.


  • 1911: On the existence of loci with given singularities
  • 1921: On certain numerical invariants of algebraic varieties with application to abelian varieties
  • 1924: L'analysis situs et la géométrie algébrique
  • 1930: Topology
  • 1924: Algebraic Topology
  • 1961: Stability by Liapunov's direct method with applications (with Joseph P. LaSalle)
  • 1953: Algebraic Geometry (2nd edn. 1964)
  • 1957: Differential equations: geometric theory (2nd edn. 1963)
  • 1965: Stability of nonlinear control systems

Also known as

In Russian: Соломо́н Ле́фшец

Some sources erroneously render his name as Lefshetz.