I read in Wikipedia that Arend Heyting, logician, died in Lugano while all the biographies focus on his career in Amsterdam and nearby.

Do we know if he lived in Lugano or not, and why died there?


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A.S. Troelstra, Levensbericht A. Heyting, in: Jaarboek, 1980, Amsterdam, pp. 172-175:

Hoewel hij zich na zijn hartaanval wel ontzien moest, genoot hij toch een redelijke gezondheid tot vlak voor zijn dood. Hij overleed tijdens een vakantie te Lugano, Zwitserland, op 9 juli 1980, na een kortstondig ziekbed.

With Google translator:

He died while on vacation in Lugano, Switzerland, on July 9 1980, after a short illness.

  • $\begingroup$ The comparison of the lengths of respective texts in Dutch and in English drive me to the conclusion that Dutch is a very talkative language. $\endgroup$ Feb 1, 2021 at 20:38

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