Biographical Encyclopedia of Mathematicians - Vol. 2

Biographical Encyclopedia of Mathematicians - Vol. 2

Biographical Encyclopedia of Mathematicians - Vol. 2

Biographical Encyclopedia of Mathematicians - Vol. 2

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Sof'ja Aleksandrovna Janovskaja (pronounced "yaw-nuhv-SKUH-yuh"), née Neimark, was born on January 31, 1896, in Pruzhany, a town in a region of eastern Poland that became part of the Soviet Union in 1939 and part of the new nation of Belarus in 1991. At an early age, she moved with her family to Odessa, a large city on the shore of the Black Sea in southwestern Russia. This region became part of the newly formed Soviet Union in 1922 and part of the new nation of Ukraine in 1991.

Janovskaja studied Greek and Roman classics and mathematics at the Odessa Gymnasium, a primary school designed to prepare students for a university education. Her teachers included Ivan Jure'vich Timchenko, a noted historian of mathematics. In 1915, she entered the Higher School for Women in Odessa, where she studied logic under S. O. Shatunovskii.

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