Brauer, Alfred

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Brauer, Alfred Gender: M
Alfred Theodor Brauer
born on 9 April 1894 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°08' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°51 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 29°56'

Alfred Brauer (1953)
photo: Konrad Jacobs, Erlangen, license cc-by-sa-2.0


German-American mathematician working in number theory. He studied at the University of Berlin. As he served Germany in World War I, even being injured in the war, he was able to keep his position longer than many other Jewish academics who had been forced out after Hitler's rise to power. In 1935 he lost his position and in 1938 he tried to leave Germany, but was not able to until the following year. He initially worked in the Northeast, but in 1942 he settled into a position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A good deal of his works, and the Alfred T. Brauer library, would be linked to this university. Although he occasionally taught at Wake Forest University after he retired from Chapel Hill at 70. He was the brother of mathematician Richard Brauer, who was the founder of modular representation theory. He died on 23 December 1985 in North Carolina, aged 91.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record from Berlin Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics