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Carl Louis Ferdinand von Lindemann

Carl Louis Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852 - 1939)

* 12 April 1852, † 6 March 1939

Carl Louis Ferdinand von Lindemann was born on 12 April 1852 in Hannover, Hanover (now Germany). Ferdinand von Lindemann was the first to prove that $\pi$ is transcendental, i.e. $\pi$ is not the root of any algebraic equation with rational coefficients. Carl Louis Ferdinand von Lindemann died on 6 March 1939 in Munich, Germany.

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[6909] O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: “MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive”, http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/, 2014

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