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Wilhelm Killing

was born 175 years ago

10 May 1847

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.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Killing/