• Born date: 1887-12-13
  • Born in: Austria-Hungary
  • Death date: 1985-09-07
  • Death in: Palo Alto, California
George Pólya

George Pólya (Hungarian: Pólya György; December 13, 1887 – September 7, 1985) was a Hungarian mathematician. He was a professor of mathematics from 1914 to 1940 at ETH Zürich and from 1940 to 1953 at Stanford University. He made fundamental contributions to combinatorics, number theory, numerical analysis and probability theory. He is also noted for his work in heuristics and mathematics education.