# Richard Montague

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**Richard Merett Montague** (1930–1971) was an American mathematician and philosopher. His research focused on the foundations of logic and set theory, and pioneered a logical approach to natural language semantics which became known as Montague grammar.

He earned his Ph.D. in 1957 from University of California, Berkeley under the direction of Alfred Tarski, with a dissertation on *Contributions to the Axiomatic Foundations of Set Theory*. He was a faculty member at UCLA at the time of his violent and mysterious death.

## Reference

*Formal philosophy : selected papers of Richard Montague*/ ed. and with an introd. by Richmond H. Thomason. – New Haven : Yale Univ. Pr., 1974 (3. print 1979: ISBN 0-300-01527-5)