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Polya, George

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1985 AD

1887 – Born George Pollák in Budapest on the 13th of December.

1940 – Immigrated to US.

         – Wrote "How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method"

         – He worked on a great variety of mathematical topics, including series, number theory, combinatorics, and probability.

         – In How to Solve It, Pólya provides general heuristics for solving problems of all kinds, not simply mathematical ones.

1976 – The Mathematical Association of America established the George Pólya award "for articles of expository excellence published in the College Mathematics Journal."

         – In Mathematics and Plausible Reasoning Volume I, Pólya discusses inductive reasoning in mathematics, by which he means reasoning from particular cases to the general rule.

1985 – Died on the 7th of September in Hungarian.