Hugues Charles Robert Méray (12 November 1835, Chalon-sur-Saône, Saône-et-Loire - 2 February 1911, Dijon) was a French mathematician. He is noted as the first to publish an arithmetical theory of irrational numbers. His work did not have much of a role in the history of mathematics because France, at that time, was less interested in such matters than Germany.[1]

He was an Invited Speaker of the ICM in 1900 in Paris; his contributed paper was presented by Charles-Ange Laisant.[2]


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  2. ^ Méray, Ch. (1902). "Sur la langue internationale auxiliaire de M. le Docteur Zamenhof, connue sous le nom d' << Esperanto >>". Compte rendu du deuxième Congrès international des mathématiciens tenu à Paris du 6 au 12 Aout 1900. Tome 2. pp. 429–431.