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Georg Cantor

Georg CantorAKA Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor

Born: 3-Mar-1845
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: 6-Jan-1918
Location of death: Halle, Germany
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Founder of set theory

Father: Georg Waldemar Cantor (merchant, Protestant, d. Jun-1863)
Mother: Maria Anna Böhm (musician, Roman Catholic, d. Oct-1896)
Brother: Ludwig (d. Jan-1899)
Wife: Vally Guttman (m. 1874, five children)
Son: (d. 16-Dec-1899)

    University: University of Zürich (attended briefly)
    University: PhD, University of Berlin (1867)
    University: University of Göttingen (one semester, 1866)
    Professor: University of Halle (1869-1918)

    London Mathematical Society 1904
    Nervous Breakdown May-1884
    Danish Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression

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