Abraham Fraenkel

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Abraham Fraenkel (Hebrew: אברהם הלוי (אדולף) פרנקל; February 17, 1891 – October 15, 1965) was a German-born Israeli mathematician. He was an early Zionist and the first Dean of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is known for his contributions to axiomatic set theory, especially his additions to Ernst Zermelo's axioms, which resulted in the Zermelo–Fraenkel set theory.

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Abraham Fraenkel
Adolf Abraham Halevi Fraenkel in the 1940s
Born(1891-02-17)February 17, 1891
DiedOctober 15, 1965(1965-10-15) (aged 74)
Alma materUniversity of Marburg
Known forZermelo–Fraenkel axioms
AwardsIsrael Prize (1956)
Scientific career
InstitutionsHebrew University of Jerusalem
Doctoral advisorKurt Hensel