- Category : 1876-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (13,31,59)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 1
French mathematician who researched mostly on holomorphic functions in complex analysis. Montel's most important contribution to mathematics was the introduction and systematic development of the notion of normal family. This very influential book also contains the first exposition in the book form of the results of Pierre Fatou and Gaston Julia on holomorphic dynamics. The notion of normal family was a predecessor of the notion of compact space introduced by Pavel Alexandrov and Pavel Urysohn in 1929.
Montel was a student of Émile Borel at the Sorbonne. Henri Cartan, Jean Dieudonné and Miron Nicolescu were among his students.
He died in Paris on 22 February 1975, aged 98.