Takeo Nakasawa

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Takeo Nakasawa
Born (1913-02-05)February 5, 1913
Koichi prefecture, Japan
Died June 20, 1946(1946-06-20) (aged 33)
Khabarovsk, Soviet Union
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Mathematician
Known for Inventor of the theory of matroids

Takeo Nakasawa (February 5, 1913, Koichi prefecture, Japan – June 20, 1946, Khabarovsk, Soviet Union) was a Japanese mathematician who independently invented the theory of matroids, though his work was forgotten for many years.