Halphen, Georges Henri

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Halphen, Georges Henri Gender: M
born on 30 October 1844 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Rouen, France, 49n26, 1e05
Timezone LMT m1e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ego
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°55' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 20°37 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 22°28'

Georges Henri Halphen


French mathematician known for his work in geometry, particularly in enumerative geometry and the singularity theory of algebraic curves, in algebraic geometry. He also worked on invariant theory and projective differential geometry.

He received in the Steiner prize of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1880 along with Max Noether. In 1881 Halphen received the grand prize of the Académie des sciences for his work on linear differential equations Mémoire sur la Reduction des Equations Différentielles Linéaires aux Formes Intégrales. He received the prix Poncelet in 1883 and the prix d'Ormoy in 1885. He was elected to the Académie des sciences in 1886 in the Section de Géométrie, replacing the deceased Jean-Claude Bouquet. In 1887 Halphen was elected to the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome.

In 1872 he married Rose Marguerite Aron, with whom he had eight children, four sons and four daughters. Of the four sons, three joined the military and two of them died in World War I. One of his grandsons was Étienne Halphen (1911–1954), who did significant work in applied statistics.

He died on 23 May 1889, aged 44, in Versailles.

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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Xavier Ego.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eight)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award