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Wilhelm Killing

lived from 1847 to 1923


Wilhelm Killing was a German mathematician who introduced Lie algebras independently of Lie in his study of non-euclidean geometry. His classification of the simple Lie algebras was one of the finest achievements in the whole of mathematical research.


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http://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Killing.html