Alfred Bray Kempe
1849 - 1922 | Click the picture above | ||||||||
Alfred Kempe published a false "proof" of the four colour theorem in 1879 which stood until Heawood showed the mistake 11 years later. The 'proof' is however still the basis for the computer aided proof discovered 100 years later. | |||||||||
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Mathematicians born in the same country
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