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Alexander S. Chessin,

Professor of Mathematics, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

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BRANDES, CARL EDUARD COHEN – Danish author and politician; born at Copenhagen, Oct. 21, 1847; brother of George Brandes. At the age of eighteen he entered the university of his native city, and at first diligently followed courses in Oriental and...
CANTOR, GEORG – German mathematician; born at St. Petersburg, Russia, March 3, 1845. He is distantly related to Moritz Cantor. He was only eleven years old when he went to Germany, where he received his high-school and university education. In...
CANTOR, MORITZ – German historian of mathematics; born at Mannheim, Germany, on Aug. 23, 1829. He comes of a family that emigrated to Holland from Portugal, another branch of the same house having established itself in Russia, the land of Georg...
CARO, JACOB – German historian; born at Gnesen, province of Posen, Prussia, Feb. 2, 1836; son of Joseph Ḥayyim Caro. After several years of diligent study at the universities of Berlin and Leipsic, he attracted considerable attention by his...