|born on||23 January 1862 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||Wehlau/Ostpreussen, Germany, 54n37, 21e14|
|Timezone||LMT m21e14 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||03°17' 05°59 Asc. 25°27'|
Prussian mathematician and author who was a professor at Gottingen from 1895 to the end of his life. After the death of Jules Henri Poincare in 1912, he became universally acknowledged as the foremost mathematician of his time.
It was Hilbert's custom to work intensively on one subject for several years. He made many achievements of quality and was highly influential in 20th century math; his book, "Foundations of Geometry," was written in 1899.
Hilbert died on 2/14/1943, Gottingen, Germany.
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Brouwer, Luitzen (born 27 February 1881). Notes: Brouwer–Hilbert controversy
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1899 ("Foundations of Geometry")
Arthur Blackwell quotes Reid & Constance, "Hilbert," 1970.
Sy Scholfield cites same data from birth record quoted in Constance Reid's book, "Hilbert" (Springer, 1996), p. 8: "the duplicate of the parish register of the evangelische-reformiete Burg-Kirche of Königsberg does not state that Hilbert was born in Königsberg but only that he was born 'at one o'clock in the afternoon on January 23, 1862, and ... baptized ... in Königsberg.'" Reid notes on the same page that he could have been born in Wehlau.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
- Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Geometry)