Jakob Rosanes

Jakob Rosanes (also Jacob; 16 August 1842 – 6 January 1922) was a German mathematician who worked on algebraic geometry and invariant theory. He was also a chess master.

Jakob Rosanes
Jacob Rosanes
Born16 August 1842
Died6 January 1922 (1922-01-07) (aged 79)
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorHeinrich Schröter
Doctoral studentsOtto Toeplitz
Ernst Steinitz

Rosanes studied at University of Berlin and the University of Breslau. He obtained his doctorate from Breslau (Wrocław) in 1865 and taught there for the rest of his working life. He became professor in 1876 and rector of the university during the years 1903–1904.[1]

Rosanes made significant contributions in Cremona transformations.

Notable chess games


  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Jakob Rosanes", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  • Jakob Rosanes player profile and games at Chessgames.com

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