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Leopold Bernhard Gegenbauer

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2 Feb 1849

Asperhofen (E of Herzogenburg), Austria

3 June 1903

Vienna, Austria

Leopold Gegenbauer studied at the University of Vienna from 1869 until 1873. He then went to Berlin where he studied from 1873 to 1875 working under Weierstrass and Kronecker .

After graduating from Berlin, Gegenbauer was appointed to a position at the University of Czernowitz (then in the Austrian Empire but now Chernovtsy, Ukraine) in 1875. He remained in Czernowitz for three years before moving to the University of Innsbruck where he worked with Stolz .

After three years teaching in Innsbruck Gegenbauer was appointed full professor in 1881, then he was appointed full professor at the University of Vienna in 1893. He remained there until his death.

Gegenbauer had many mathematical interests but was chiefly an algebraist. He is remembered for the Gegenbauer polynomials.

Source:School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland