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Brouwer, Luitzen Egbertus Jan (Luitzen)

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Born: 1881 AD
Died: 1966 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Philosopher

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1881 - He was born on the 27th of February.

         - Brouwer proved a number of theorems that were breakthroughs in the emerging field of topology.

1915 - He prover and eponym of Brouwer fixed-point theorem.

1920 - He was involved in a very public and eventually demeaning controversy with Hilbert over editorial policy at Mathematische Annalen, at that time a leading learned journal.

         - He became relatively isolated; the development of intuitionism at its source was taken up by his student Arend Heyting.

1966 - He was killed on the 2nd of December at the age of 85, struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in front of his house.

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