Fenchel, Werner

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Fenchel, Werner Gender: M
Moritz Werner Fenchel
born on 3 May 1905 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°55' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°06 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 12°39'

Werner Fenchel (1972)
photo: Konrad Jacobs, Erlangen, license cc-by-sa-2.0


German-born Danish mathematician known for his contributions to geometry and to optimization theory. Fenchel established the basic results of convex analysis and nonlinear optimization theory which would, in time, serve as the foundation for nonlinear programming.

A German-born Jew and early refugee from Nazi suppression of intellectuals, Fenchel lived most of his life in Denmark. Fenchel's monographs and lecture notes are considered influential.

His younger brother was the Israeli architect Heinz Fenchel. In December 1933, Werner Fenchel married fellow German refugee mathematician Käte Sperling. He died on 24 January 1988 at age 82 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Fenchel, Käte (born 21 December 1905). Notes: 1933-1983


  • Relationship : Marriage December 1933 (Käte Sperling)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Käte Fenchel)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc.
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Refugee)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator