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Wilhelm Karl Joseph Killing

Wilhelm Karl Joseph Killing (1847 - 1923)

* 10 May 1847, † 11 February 1923

Wilhelm Karl Joseph Killing was born on 10 May 1847 in Burbach (near Siegen), Westphalia, Germany. Wilhelm Killing was a German mathematician who introduced Lie algebras independently of Lie in his study of non-euclidean geometry. His classification of the simple Lie algebras was one of the finest achievements in the whole of mathematical research. Wilhelm Karl Joseph Killing died on 11 February 1923 in Münster, 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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