# Ernst Zermelo

## German logician and mathematician (1871–1953) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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**Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Zermelo** (/zɜːrˈmɛloʊ/, German: [tsɛɐ̯ˈmeːlo]; 27 July 1871 – 21 May 1953) was a German logician and mathematician, whose work has major implications for the foundations of mathematics. He is known for his role in developing Zermelo–Fraenkel axiomatic set theory and his proof of the well-ordering theorem. Furthermore, his 1929^{[1]} work on ranking chess players is the first description of a model for pairwise comparison that continues to have a profound impact on various applied fields utilizing this method.

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Ernst Zermelo | |
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Born | (1871-07-27)27 July 1871 |

Died | 21 May 1953(1953-05-21) (aged 81) |

Nationality | German |

Alma mater | University of Berlin |

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Spouse | Gertrud Seekamp (1944 – death) |

Awards | Ackermann–Teubner Memorial Award (1916) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Zürich |

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Doctoral students | Stefan Straszewicz [pl] |

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