German mathematicianDied when: 71 years 229 days (859 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Wolfgang Krull (26 August 1899 – 12 April 1971) was a German mathematician who made fundamental contributions to commutative algebra, introducing concepts that are now central to the subject.
Krull was born and went to school in Baden-Baden.He attended the Universities of Freiburg, Rostock and finally Göttingen from 1919–1921, where he earned his doctorate under Alfred Loewy.
He worked as an instructor and professor at Freiburg, then spent a decade at the University of Erlangen.In 1939 Krull moved to become chair at the University of Bonn, where he remained for the rest of his life.
Wolfgang Krull was a member of the NSDAP.His 35 doctoral students include Wilfried Brauer, Karl-Otto Stöhr and Jürgen Neukirch.
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