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.
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