Georg Cantor

By~ Zaelea Harris

About Georg Cantor

Georg was born March 3, 1845 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He died January 6, 1918 in

Georg Cantor is known for Set A Theory a fundamental theory in mathematics. Cantor also defined the Cardinal and Ordinal numbers.


His father was Georg Waldemar Cantor he converted to Protestantism and made and made his fortune in merchandising. Georg's mother was Maria Anna Bohm she was in love with musican's and artist. georg had one other sibling, Ludwig Cantor. Georg had a tutor from a very young age and attended primary school in St. Petersburg. Then when Cantor was 11 years old, his family moved to Germany. He graduated with distinction from the realscheule in Darmstadt in 1860. He entered the university of Zurich in 1862 then his father died so Cantor shifted to the University of Berlin in 1863. Then he proceeded to spend a semester at the University of Gottingen in 1866 and wrote his doctoral thesis in 1867. He married Vally Gottmann and they both had a kid his name was Rudolph.

Famous for??

Georg Cantor is famous for discovering and building a hierarchy of infinite sets according to their cardinal numbers. Also he's known a fundamental theory in mathematics.

Interesting Facts??

  • Georg Cantor attended the gymnasium in Wiesbaden.
  • Cantor was a member of the mathematical society.
  • Georg published 4 books (Contributions to the funding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers, The Continuum- scholar's Choice Edition, Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Contributions to the founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers - Scholar's Choice Editions, La Theorie Bacon- Shakesspear: Le Drame Subjectif D'un Savant.