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Fraenkel, Abraham Adolf


FRAENKEL, ABRAHAM ADOLF (1891–1965), Israeli mathematician. Born in Munich, Fraenkel received a thorough education in talmudic and Jewish studies in addition to mathematics. He held chairs of mathematics at Marburg (from 1922) and Kiel (1928). From 1929 to 1931 he was visiting professor at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and accepted a permanent chair there in 1933. Fraenkel made important contributions to set theory. His publications are listed in Essays on the Foundations of Mathematics Dedicated to A.A. Fraenkel on His Seventieth Birthday, ed. by Y. Bar Hillel (1966).

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