# 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.

German mathematician and early Zionist

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Abraham Fraenkel | |
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Born | (1891-02-17)February 17, 1891 |

Died | October 15, 1965(1965-10-15) (aged 74) |

Nationality | Israeli |

Alma mater | University of Marburg |

Known for | Zermelo–Fraenkel axioms |

Awards | Israel Prize (1956) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Hebrew University of Jerusalem |

Doctoral advisor | Kurt Hensel |