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Alexander Grothendieck in Montreal, 1970
|Born||28 March 1928
Berlin, Prussia, Germany
|Died||13 November 2014 (aged 86)
Alexander Grothendieck (German: [ˈɡroːtn̩diːk]; French: [ɡʁɔtɛndik]; 28 March 1928 – 13 November 2014) was a German-born French mathematician who became the leading figure in the creation of modern algebraic geometry. His research multiplied the scope of the field and added major elements of commutative algebra, homological algebra, sheaf theory and category theory to its foundations, while his so-called “relative” perspective led to revolutionary advances in many areas of pure mathematics.