Maurice Fréchet

b. 10 September 1878 d. 4 June 1973
  • B. Bru
  • S. Hertz


Fréchet, one of the founders of modern analysis, also made various original contributions to the probability calculus. He played an important role in the organization of a European scientific community in the area of probability and statistics.


Probability Calculus International Statistical Institute International Statistical Review Honorary Life Outstanding Mathematician 
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