Kurt Godel

Kurt Friedrich Godel (Kurt Friedrich Gödel) was an Austrian mathematician/logician. Godel’s work made great impact on both mathematical and logical societies respectively.

Early life

Kurt Friedrich Godel was born April 28, 1906, in Brno, Austria-Hungary in ethnic German family of Rudolf Gödel, local manager in textile industry, and Marianne Gödel. Although he was ethnicaly Austrian, he automaticly received Czechoslovak citizenship since Brno became part of Czechoslovakia since Austro-Hungary fell appart after WWI. Afterwards, Godel clamied German and later American citizenship. It has been said that Kurt was a very curious child which even earned him a nickname “Herr Warum”(Mr. Why).