von Mises, Richard
1883 - Born in Lemberg on the 19th of April.
1905 - He published an article on "Zur konstruktiven Infinitesimalgeometrie der ebenen Kurven," in the prestigious Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik.
1908 - Mises was awarded a doctorate from Vienna and he received his habilitation from Brünn, to lecture on engineering.
1909 - He was appointed professor of applied mathematics in Straßburg, then part of the German Empire and received Prussian citizenship.
1915 - He supervised the construction of a 600-horsepower aircraft — the "Mises-Flugzeug" for the Austrian army.
1933 - With the rise of the National Socialist party to power, von Mises, who was a Roman Catholic but had Jewish ancestry, felt his position threatened despite his World War I military service.
1939 - Amid political uncertainty following the death of Turkish President Kemal Atatürk, he went to the United States.
1943 - He married Hilda Geiringer.
1944 - He was appointed Gordon-McKay Professor of Aerodynamics and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University.
1950 - Mises declined an offer of honorary membership from the Communist-dominated East German Academy of Science.
1953 - Died on the 14th of July in Boston.
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