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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, 3 vols.)
The Study of the History of Mathematics (1936)
The Study of the History of Science (1936)
The Life of Science: Essays in the History of Civilization (1948)
A Guide to the History of Science (1952)
Galen of Pergamon (1954)
Appreciation of Ancient and Medieval Science during the Renaissance (1955)
Six Wings: Men of Science in the Renaissance (1957)


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