Grothendieck, Alexander

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Grothendieck, Alexander Gender: M
Alexander Raddatz
born on 28 March 1928 at 00:45 (= 12:45 AM )
Place Berlin-Moabit, Germany, 52n32, 13e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°04' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°32'

Alexander Grothendieck
photo: Konrad Jacobs, Erlangen, Copyright by MFO / Original uploade, license cc-by-sa-2.0


German mathematician and the central figure behind the creation of the modern theory of algebraic geometry. Grothendieck was born in Berlin to anarchist parents: a Ukrainian father from an originally Hassidic family, Alexander "Sascha" Shapiro aka Tanaroff, and a mother from a German Protestant family, Johanna "Hanka" Grothendieck; both of his parents had broken away from their early backgrounds in their teens. At the time of his birth Grothendieck's mother was married to Johannes Raddatz, a German journalist, and his birthname was initially recorded as Alexander Raddatz. The marriage was dissolved in 1929 and Shapiro/Tanaroff acknowledged his paternity, but never married Hanka Grothendieck.

Grothendieck lived with his parents until 1933 in Berlin. At the end of that year, Shapiro moved to Paris, and Hanka followed him the next year. They left Grothendieck in the care of Wilhelm Heydorn, a Lutheran Pastor and teacher in Hamburg where he went to school. During this time, his parents took part in the Spanish Civil War in supporting rather than fighting roles. Grothendieck speaks French, English and German.

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  • (has as) guru relationship with Robin, Marthe (born 13 March 1902). Notes: strong spiritual connection with her

Source Notes

Birth registry quoted in Wer ist Alexander Grothendieck? Anarchie, Mathematik, Spiritualität - Eine Biographie: Teil 1: Anarchie von Winfried Scharlau. Scharlau was a professor of mathematics in Münster, born 12 August 1940, and is not to be confused with the wellknown German journalist of the same name, born 12 June 1934.


  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics

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