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Hans Carl Friedrich von Mangoldt (1854–1925) was a German mathematician who contributed to the solution of the prime number theorem.

Hans Carl Friedrich von Mangoldt
Born(1854-05-18)18 May 1854
Died27 October 1925(1925-10-27) (aged 71)
Danzig-Langfuhr
Alma materUniversity of Berlin
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
Doctoral advisorKarl Weierstrass
Ernst Kummer

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Mangoldt completed his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in 1878 at the University of Berlin, where his supervisors were Ernst Kummer and Karl Weierstrass.[1] He contributed to the solution of the prime number theorem by providing rigorous proofs of two statements in Bernhard Riemann's seminal paper "On the Number of Primes Less Than a Given Magnitude". Riemann himself had only given partial proofs of these statements. Mangoldt worked as professor at the RWTH Aachen and was succeeded by Otto Blumenthal.

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