Emmy Noether's note on Herbrand's death

Shown here is a note written in Emmy Noether's hand, sent to an editor of Mathematische Annalen, and published as a preface to the article,

Jacques Herbrand, "Théorie arithmétique des corps de nombres de degré infini," Mathematische Annalen 106 (1932) 473-501.

Following is a partial translation, based on that given on page 43 of

James W. Brewer and Martha K. Smith, editors, Emmy Noether: A Tribute to Her Life and Work, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1981:

Jacques Herbrand, born on the 12th of February, 1908, in Paris, was killed on the 27th of July, 1931, while mountain-climbing in the French Alps. One of the strongest mathematical talents has passed on with him, just during a time of the most intensive work, while he was full of ideas for the future. The last year of his life, which he spent with a Rockefeller scholarship in Germany, brought him into close contact, both scienfically and personally, with a number of German mathematicians . . .

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