Henri Lebesgue

Henri Léon Lebesgue ForMemRS[1] (French: [ɑ̃ʁi leɔ̃ ləbɛɡ]; June 28, 1875 – July 26, 1941) was a French mathematician known for his theory of integration, which was a generalization of the 17th-century concept of integration—summing the area between an axis and the curve of a function defined for that axis. His theory was published originally in his dissertation Intégrale, longueur, aire ("Integral, length, area") at the University of Nancy during 1902.[3][4]

Henri Lebesgue
Born(1875-06-28)June 28, 1875
DiedJuly 26, 1941(1941-07-26) (aged 66)
NationalityFrench
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
University of Paris
Known forLebesgue integration
Lebesgue measure
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society[1]
Poncelet Prize for 1914[2]
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Rennes
University of Poitiers
University of Paris
Collège de France
Doctoral advisorÉmile Borel
Doctoral studentsPaul Montel
Zygmunt Janiszewski
Georges de Rham

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