Dirichlet pp 253-276 | Cite as

Centennial Legacy and Commentary

  • Uta C. MerzbachEmail author


This concluding chapter deals with the centennial of Dirichlet’s birth in 1905. Consideration is given to some of the mathematicians active at the time who contributed to the two major commemorations that year or were influenced by Dirichlet and perpetuated a part of his legacy. Among these are major figures such as Hilbert and Minkowski who had read and discussed Dirichlet’s work attentively, both before and after the centennial. Without straying into details of Dirichlet’s post-1905 impact, though noting several significant events of the year 1909, the chapter concludes with some general comments on his methodology and influence.

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  1. 1.(Deceased)Georgetown, TXUSA

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