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Konrad Hermann Theodor Knopp

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22 July 1882

Berlin, Germany

20 April 1957

Annecy, France

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Konrad Knopp spent one semester at the University of Lausanne in 1901. He then went to the University of Berlin receiving a qualification to teach in 1906 and a doctorate in 1907.

Knopp taught in Nagasaki in western Kyushu, Japan and travelled in India and China. In 1910 he returned to Germany and married the painter Gertrud Kressner. They moved to the German-Chinese academy in Tsingtao, eastern Shantung province, China. Germany had occupied Tsingtao in 1897, modern port facilities were installed and a modern European-style city was created. In 1911 Knopp and his wife returned from Tsingtao to Germany and Knopp became an officer in the army, being wounded in World War I.

After 1914 he taught at Berlin University, at Königsberg where he was a professor in 1915 and at Tübingen from 1926 until he retired in 1950.

Knopp worked on generalised limits and wrote excellent books on complex functions. He was the co-founder of Mathematische Zeitschrift in 1918. He was editor from 1934 to 1952.

Source:School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland