Rado, Richard

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Rado, Richard Gender: M
born on 28 April 1906 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
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 07°41' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°59 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 17°10'

Richard Rado (circa 1967)
photo: Konrad Jacobs, license cc-by-sa-2.0


German-born British mathematician whose research concerned combinatorics and graph theory. He was Jewish and left Germany to escape Nazi persecution. He earned two PhDs: in 1933 from the University of Berlin, and in 1935 from the University of Cambridge. He was interviewed in Berlin by Lord Cherwell for a scholarship given by the chemist Sir Robert Mond which provided financial support to study at Cambridge. After he was awarded the scholarship, Rado and his wife left for the UK in 1933. He was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of Reading in 1954 and remained there until he retired in 1971. He died on 23 December 1989 at age 83 in Reading.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Erdős, Paul (born 26 March 1913). Notes: "Erdős–Rado theorem", "Erdős–Ko–Rado theorem"


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Two PhDs)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc.
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany to England)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of Mathematics)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Milner–Rado paradox")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Erdős–Ko–Rado theorem")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Klarner–Rado Sequence")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Rado graph")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Erdős–Rado theorem")