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Alexander Grothendieck
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Alexander Grothendieck  

Alexander Grothendieck in Montreal, 1970 

Born  28 March 1928 Berlin, Prussia, Germany 
Died  13 November 2014 (aged 86) SaintLizier, France 
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Fields  Mathematics 
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Alexander Grothendieck (German: [ˈɡroːtn̩diːk]; French: [ɡʁɔtɛndik]; 28 March 1928 – 13 November 2014) was a Germanborn French mathematician who became the leading figure in the creation of modern algebraic geometry.[5][6] 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 socalled “relative” perspective led to revolutionary advances in many areas of pure mathematics.[5][7]
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