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George Sarton

George SartonAKA George Alfred Leon Sarton

Born: 31-Aug-1884
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium
Died: 22-Mar-1956
Location of death: Cambridge, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Introduction to the History of Science

Father: Alfred Sarton
Mother: Leonie Van Halme (d. 1885)
Wife: Eleanor Mabel Elwes (m. 22-Jun-1911, d. 1950, one daughter)
Daughter: May Sarton (poet, b. 1912, d. 1995)

    University: PhD Mathematics, University of Ghent (1911)
    Professor: History of Science, Harvard University (1940-51)

    George Sarton Medal 1955
    Naturalized US Citizen 1924

Author of books:
Introduction to the History of Science (1927-47, history of science)
The History of Science and the New Humanism (1931, history of science)
The Study of the History of Mathematics (1936, history of science)
The Study of the History of Science (1936, history of science)
The Life of Science: Essays in the History of Civilization (1948, history of science)
A Guide to the History of Science (1952, history of science)
Galen of Pergamon (1954, biography)
The Appreciation of Ancient and Medieval Science During the Renaissance: 1450-1600 (1955, history of science)
Six Wings: Men of Science in the Renaissance (1957, history of science)


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