History's HEROES? Dated 1826 - 1866

Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann

Created by

Tristin Rieman

Location

Itally
The place of birth

Achievements

  • Riemann Hypothesis

Characteristics

  • Clever
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)

German mathematician whose profound and novel approaches to the study of geometry laid the mathematical foundation for Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

He created the Riemann Hypothesis that led Einstein to discover the Theory of Relativity

Riemann was born into a poor Lutheran pastors family, and all his life he was a shy and introverted person. He was fortunate to have a schoolteacher who recognized his rare mathematical ability and lent him advanced books to read, including Adrien-Marie Legendre’s Number Theory (1830). Riemann read the book in a week and then claimed to know it by heart. He went on to study mathematics at the University of Gottingen in 1846–47 and 1849–51 and at the University of Berlin (now the Humboldt University of Berlin) in 1847–49. He then gradually worked his way up the academic profession, through a succession of poorly paid jobs, until he became a full professor in 1859 and gained, for the first time in his life, a measure of financial security. However, in 1862, shortly after his marriage to Elise Koch, Riemann fell seriously ill with tuberculosis. Repeated trips to Italy failed to stem the progress of the disease, and he died in Italy in 1866.

Life in Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann's world

He was very shy but had a hidden math talent.

Was Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann a Hero?

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