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Bourbaki, Nicolas

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Pronunciation: /ˌbʊəˈbɑːki
 
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Definition of Bourbaki, Nicolas in English:

A pseudonym of a group of mathematicians, mainly French, attempting to give a complete account of the foundations of pure mathematics. Their first publication was in 1939.

Origin

the group was named, humorously, after a defeated French general of the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1).

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