## Richard Dedekind

a German mathematician who made important contributions to number theory, abstract algebra (particularly ring theory), and the axiomatic foundations of arithmetic.

Born

6 October 1831 Braunschweig, Duchy of Brunswick

Died

12 February 1916 (aged 84) Braunschweig, German Empire

Nationality

German

Known for

Dedekind cut Dedekind-Peano axioms Abstract algebra Algebraic number theory Real numbers Logicism

Fields

Mathematics Philosophy of mathematics

Alma mater

Collegium Carolinum University of Göttingen

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Germany

Doctoral advisor

Carl Friedrich Gauss

era

1800+