# Leopold Kronecker

**Leopold Kronecker** (7 December 1823 Liegnitz, Prussia - 29 December 1891) was a German mathematician of Jewish descent.

At first he was a business man and earned a lot of money. Then he devoted himself to mathematics. He is famous for his work on number theory and algebra. He criticized Cantor's work on set theory. He was a pupil and lifelong friend of Ernst Kummer.

## References

- Eric Temple Bell, 1986.
*Men of Mathematics*, Penguin books 1953.