# Leon Mirsky

**Leonid Mirsky** (19 December 1918 Russia – 1 December 1983 Sheffield, England) was a Russian-British mathematician who worked in number theory, linear algebra, and combinatorics.[1][2][3][4] Mirsky's theorem is named after him.

Leon Mirsky | |
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Born | |

Died | 1 December 1983 64) | (aged

Nationality | Russian British |

Alma mater | University of Sheffield King's College, London |

Known for | Mirsky's theorem Mirsky–Newman theorem |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | University of Sheffield |