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Cesare Burali-Forti (13 August 1861 – 21 January 1931) was an Italian mathematician.

Cesare Burali-Forti
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Born 13 August 1861
Arezzo
Died 21 January 1931
Turin
Known for Burali-Forti paradox
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics

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BiographyEdit

Burali-Forti was born in Arezzo, and was an assistant of Giuseppe Peano in Turin from 1894 to 1896, during which time he discovered what came to be called the Burali-Forti paradox of Cantorian set theory. He died in Turin.

Books by C. Burali-FortiEdit

BibliographyEdit

Primary literature in English translation:

  • Jean van Heijenoort, 1967. A Source Book in Mathematical Logic, 1879-1931. Harvard Univ. Press.
    • 1897. "A question on transfinite numbers," 104-11.
    • 1897. "On well-ordered classes," 111-12.

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