- August 29
) was a German mathematician
who was born in Halle
and died in Schramberg
He studied and worked with, among others, Möbius, Riemann, Weierstrass and Kronecker.
Herman Hankel is one of the first to give credit to India for the Hindu - Arabic number system and the mathematics that came along with it. He said
"One can not deny that modern mathematics has a greater resemblance to that of the Indians than to that of the Greeks".