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Léopold Leau (1868-1943) was a French mathematician,[1] primarily known for his ties to international auxiliary languages.

Léopold Leau
Leopold Leau.jpg
Born1868
Died1943
ResidenceFrance
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics

The Delegation for the Adoption of an International Auxiliary Language was founded on 7 January 1901 on Leau's initiative.[2] He co-wrote with Prof. Louis Couturat the monumental Histoire de la Langue Universelle (1903)[3] and its supplement Les Nouvelles Langues Internationales (1907).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Audin, Michèle (2011), Fatou, Julia, Montel: The great prize of mathematical sciences of 1918, and beyond, Translated from the 2009 French original by the author, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 2014, Springer, Heidelberg, p. 97, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17854-2, ISBN 978-3-642-17853-5, MR 2768955.
  2. ^ History of IDO, Union for the international language, archived from the original on 2016-03-03, retrieved 2014-07-15.
  3. ^ Müller, F. Max (July 1904). "Review: Histoire de la Langue Universelle by L. Couturat & L. Leau". The Monist. 14 (4): 604–607.
  4. ^ Koerner, E. F. K. (1974), "An Annotated Chronological Bibliography of Western Histories of Linguistic Thought, 1822-1972. Part I: 1822-1915", Historiographia Linguistica, 1 (1): 81–94, doi:10.1075/hl.1.1.06koe.