Adolf Lindenbaum

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Adolf Lindenbaum (12 June 1904[1] – 1941), was a Polish logician and mathematician.

He was a student of Wacław Sierpiński, became a distinguished author of works on set theory and served as an Assistant Professor at Warsaw University. In 1935/6 he married Janina Hosiasson, a fellow logician of the Lwow-Warsaw school.[1] He was killed by the Germans in Paneriai (Ponary), near Vilnius.

Among his notable works are the Lindenbaum's lemma and Lindenbaum–Tarski algebra.

External links[edit]

  • Adolf Lindenbaum entry at The Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy by Jan Woleński (includes a portrait)
  • An Open Access article on Lindenbaum′s life and works in Logica Universalis, Volume 8, Issue 3–4 (December 2014), pp 285–320
  • Page on Sierpinski, contains fragments of his memoirs mentioning the murder of Lindenbaum
  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Adolf Lindenbaum", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.


  1. ^ a b Zygmunt, Jan; Purdy, Robert (2014-12-01). "Adolf Lindenbaum: Notes on his Life, with Bibliography and Selected References". Logica Universalis. 8 (3–4): 285–320. doi:10.1007/s11787-014-0108-2. ISSN 1661-8297.