Léopold Leau

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Léopold Leau
Born 1868
Died 1943
Residence France
Fields Mathematics

Léopold Leau (1868-1943) was a French mathematician,[1] primarily known for his ties to international auxiliary languages.

The Delegation for the Adoption of an International Auxiliary Language was founded on January 7, 1901 on Leau's initiative.[2] He co-wrote with Prof. Louis Couturat the monumental Histoire de la Langue Universelle (1903) and its supplement Les Nouvelles Langues Internationales (1907).[3]


  1. ^ Audin, Michèle (2011), Fatou, Julia, Montel: The great prize of mathematical sciences of 1918, and beyond, Translated from the 2009 French original by the author, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 2014, Springer, Heidelberg, p. 97, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-17854-2, ISBN 978-3-642-17853-5, MR 2768955 .
  2. ^ History of IDO, Union for the international language, retrieved 2014-07-15 .
  3. ^ Koerner, E. F. K. (1974), "An Annotated Chronological Bibliography of Western Histories of Linguistic Thought, 1822-1972. Part I: 1822-1915", Historiographia Linguistica 1 (1): 81–94, doi:10.1075/hl.1.1.06koe .