Nelson, Leonard

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Nelson, Leonard Gender: M
Leonhard Nelson
born on 11 July 1882 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°37' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 07°16'


German mathematician, philosopher, and socialist. He was part of the Neo-Friesian School of Neo-Kantianism and a friend of the mathematician David Hilbert, and devised the Grelling–Nelson paradox and the related idea of autological words with Kurt Grelling.

He is also known for defending the idea of animal rights in his work System of Ethics (System der philosophischen Ethik und Pädagogik). Together with Minna Specht he was the founder of Internationaler Sozialistischer Kampfbund (ISK; "International Socialist Militant League").

He was an insomniac and died young from pneumonia, on 29 October 1927 in Göttingen, aged 35.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Grelling, Kurt (born 2 March 1886). Notes: "Grelling–Nelson paradox"
  • (has as) worker relationship with Eichler, Willi (born 7 January 1896)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Sleep disorders (Insomniac)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pneumonia)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Socialist)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (International Socialist Militant League/ ISK)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Grelling–Nelson paradox")