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Cartan, Elie Joseph (Elie)

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Born: 1869 AD
Died: 1951 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Mathematicians

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1869 - Elie Cartan was born in the village of Dolomieu in Savoie on the 9th of April.

1888-1894 - He became a student at the École Normale Superieure in Paris and obtained his doctorate.

1903 - He subsequently held lecturing positions in Montpellier and Lyon, becoming a professor in Nancy.

         - He began by working over the foundational material on the complex simple Lie algebras, tidying up the previous work by Friedrich Engel and Wilhelm Killing.

1950 - He also introduced the algebraic group concept, which was not to be developed seriously.

1951 - He died on the 6th of May. 

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