Vasili Yakovlevich Zinger

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Vasili Yakovlevich Zinger (Russian: Василий Яковлевич Цингер) (February 11, 1836 – March 2, 1907) was a prominent Russian mathematician, botanist and philosopher. His name is sometimes spelled Wasili Jakowlewitsch Zinger.

Biography[edit]

Zinger was born in Moscow (Russia). His father was a teacher of mathematics. Zinger graduated in 1859 from Moscow University, where he majored in mathematics. He earned his doctoral degree in 1867. Zinger was an active member of the Moscow Mathematical Society and the president of the Society (1886–1891).

He also wrote some philosophical essays.

Zinger as botanist[edit]

Zinger was also a botanist and wrote some works about the plants of central Russia.

Zingeria of the Poaceae was named in honour of Vasily Zinger.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ L. Watson, M. J. Dallwitz. "Zingeria". Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved October 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Author Query for 'W.J.Zinger'". International Plant Names Index. 

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