Alexander Grotherdieck was born on March 28, 1928 in Berlin Germany. He died on November 13, 2014
Alexander Grotherdieck father was a Russian born Jewish. His name is Alexander Schapiro he fell in love with a married woman named Johanna Hanka Grothendieck and told her husband, I will steal your wife. In 1966, Mr. Grothendieck was awarded the Fields Medal considered the world’s highest honor in mathematics. Alexander Grotherdieck taught in Brazil and at the University of Kansas in the 1950s .
Alexander Grothendieck wrote a book titled “The long March through Galois Theory” (1980-81) which consisted of 1600 pages and was essentially a hand written manuscript. He failed classes in college while attending school in France. Grothendieck left a huge mark in mathematical history which cannot be erased, his abrupt cut off from his field of work still doesn’t undermine all his previous efforts in the dawning of mathematical concepts.
Alexander Grothendieck was the focal point in the launching of the modern Theory of Algebraic Geometry; this included commutative algebra, homological algebra, sheaf theory, and category theory.