George Sarton

Belgian-American historian of science (1884–1956) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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George Alfred Leon Sarton (/ˈsɑːrtən/; 31 August 1884 – 22 March 1956) was a Belgian-American chemist and historian. He is considered the founder of the discipline of the history of science as an independent field of study. His most influential works were the Introduction to the History of Science, which consists of three volumes and 4,296 pages and the journal Isis. Sarton ultimately aimed to achieve an integrated philosophy of science that provided a connection between the sciences and the humanities, which he referred to as "the new humanism".[1]

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George Alfred Leon Sarton
George Sarton in 1941
Born(1884-08-31)August 31, 1884
Ghent, Belgium
DiedMarch 22, 1956(1956-03-22) (aged 71)
Alma materUniversity of Ghent
Known forIntroduction to the History of Science
SpouseMabel Eleanor Elwes
ChildrenMay Sarton
Scientific career
FieldsHistory of science
InstitutionsCarnegie Institution of Washington
Harvard University
ThesisLes principes de méchanique de Newton (1911)