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Gerhard Gentzen

German mathematician

Died when: 35 years 253 days (428 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Gerhard Gentzen

Gerhard Karl Erich Gentzen (November 24, 1909 – August 4, 1945) was a German mathematician and logician.He made major contributions to the foundations of mathematics, proof theory, especially on natural deduction and sequent calculus.

He died of starvation in a Soviet prison camp in Prague in 1945, having been interned as a German national after the Second World War.


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