Cartan, Henri

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Cartan, Henri Gender: M
Cartan, Henri Paul
born on 8 July 1904 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Nancy, France, 48n41, 6e12
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°15' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°18 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 09°30'

Henri Cartan
photo: Konrad Jacobs, Erlangen, license cc-by-sa-2.0


French mathematician and noted family, the son of distinguished mathematician Élie-Joseph Cartan. Known for making fundamental advances in the theory of analytic functions, Cartan published several important works including "Homological Algebra," 1956, and "Elementary Theory of Analytic Functions of One or Several Complex Variables," 1963.

Cartan’s academic career began in 1928 when he was the professor of mathematics at the Lycée Caen. One year later he was appointed deputy professor at the University of Lille where he stayed for two years prior to becoming professor of mathematics at the University of Strasbourg. From 1940-69, he was on the faculty of the University of Paris, and from 1970-75, he taught at Orsay.

Cartan was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1971, and made an honorary member of the London Mathematical Society in 1959.

Cartan was married and had five children.

He died 13 August 2008, age 104.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Career 1928 (Professor of mathematics at Lycee Caen)
  • Work : New Job 1940 (University of Strasbourg, 29 years)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1956 ("Homological Algebra")
  • Social : Joined group 1959 (Honorary member of the London Mathematical Society)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1963 ("Elementary Theory of Analytic Functions of One or Several Complex Variables")
  • Work : New Job 1970 (Orsay, five years)
  • Social : Joined group 1971 (Fellow of the Royal Society of London)

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher (10:00 PM Paris time)

Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'sciences' pdf file, p. 17.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Teacher 29 years)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Royal Society of London and the London Mathematics Society)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (104 yrs)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of mathematics)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics (Mathematician)