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Prof. Avraham H. Fraenkel, Leading Mathematician, Dies in Jerusalem

Dr. Avraham H. Fraenkel, a leading mathematician, educator and author, died here this weekend at the age of 74. He was professor of mathematics at the Hebrew University since 1929, and had also served as dean of the university’s faculty of humanities and rector.

Born in Munich, Dr. Fraenkel taught mathematics at a number of German universities before settling in Palestine in 1929, when he joined the faculty of the Hebrew University. He was also a Talmudic scholar and the author of a number of textbooks in mathematics. He retired from fulltime teaching in 1959, when he was named professor emeritus, but continued to conduct classes both at the Hebrew University and at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan.