Perron, Oskar

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Perron, Oskar Gender: M
born on 7 May 1880 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Frankenthal (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany, 49n32, 8e21
Timezone LMT m8e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°42' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°12 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 07°46'

Oskar Perron (October 1930)
photo: GFHund, license gfdl


German mathematician who introduced "Perron's paradox" to illustrate the danger of assuming that the solution of an optimization problem exists.

He was a professor at the University of Heidelberg from 1914 to 1922 and at the University of Munich from 1922 to 1951. He made numerous contributions to differential equations and partial differential equations, including the Perron method to solve the Dirichlet problem for elliptic partial differential equations. He wrote an encyclopedic book on continued fractions Die Lehre von den Kettenbrüchen.

He died in Munich on 22 February 1975, aged 94.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Maths)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Perron method")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Perron's paradox")