Florian Cajori at Colorado College
|Born||28 February 1859 |
|Died||15 August 1930 |
Florian Cajori (February 28, 1859 in St Aignan (near Thusis), GraubŁnden, Switzerland—August 15, 1930, Berkeley, California) was one of the most celebrated historians of mathematics in his day. He emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. He received a Ph.D. at Tulane University, where he taught for a few years before being driven north by his health. He taught at Colorado College, where he founded the Colorado College Scientific Society. Even today his History of Mathematical Notations (1928-29) has been described as "unsurpassed." In 1918, he was appointed to a specially created chair in history of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. He remained in Berkeley, California until his death in 1930.