William Burnside

1852 - 1927

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William Burnside wrote the first treatise on groups in English and was the first to develop the theory of groups from a modern abstract point of view.
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List of References (8 books/articles)

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. W Burnside - Theory of Groups of Finite Order

Honours awarded to William Burnside
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Fellow of the Royal Society1893
LMS De Morgan Medal1899
Royal Society Royal Medal1904
LMS President1906 - 1908

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