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Bartel Leendert van der Waerden Biography
Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (February 2, 1903-January 12, 1996) was a Dutch mathematician who born in Amsterdam, Netherlands and died in Zürich, Switzerland.

He wrote on algebraic geometry; and was the author of an influential two-volume abstract algebra book.

Van der Waerden was active also as a historian of science. He wrote Science Awakening (1954; Dutch original, Ontwakende wetenschap, 1950).
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