Clifford Truesdell

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Date of Birth February 18, 1919
Place of Birth California
Date of Death Jan 14, 2000 (80)
Horoscope Aquarius

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Clifford Truesdell

Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III was an American mathematician, natural philosopher, and historian of science.

Born: Clifford Ambrose Truesdell III, February 18, 1919, Los Angeles, California
Died: January 14, 2000, Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality: American
Fields: Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, History of Science
Doctoral students: Walter Noll

About Clifford Truesdell

American mathematician and natural philosopher, whose work attempted to construct a mathematical model for treating mechanical phenomena. He was also the founder and editor-in-chief of the journals Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis and Archive for History of Exact Sciences.

Before Fame

He worked as a mechanics researcher during World War II for the US Navy.


He learned Italian, German, and French and improved his Greek and Latin during his 2 years studying in Europe after high school.

Family Life

He died in Baltimore, Maryland.


He was a professor at Indiana University for 11 years; Alfred Kinsey was also a professor at Indiana University.

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