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Cantor can mean:

  • The Latin word for singer, e.g. the main singer of a cantus
  • Hazzan, in Judaism, the English name for a professional singer who leads prayer services (Kantor is a frequently noted Jewish patronym)
  • Cantor (church), an ecclesiastical officer leading liturgical music in several branches of the Christian Church
  • Cantor (crater), a lunar crater

In mathematics Cantor may refer to:

Cantor as a surname may refer to:

  • AndrĂ©s Cantor, Spanish-language soccer announcer
  • Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor of the University of York, UK
  • David Cantor (born 1954), American actor and singer
  • Eddie Cantor (1892-1964), American comedian, singer, actor, songwriter
  • Eric Cantor (born 1963), American politician
  • Georg Cantor (1845-1918), German mathematician, founder of set theory
  • Moritz Cantor (1829-1929), German historian of mathematics
  • Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President of Syracuse University
  • Norman Cantor (1929-2004), Canadian medievalist
  • Theodore Edward Cantor (1809-1860), Danish biologist

Cantor is a shortened form of these names and terms:

  • Cantor Fitzgerald, a financial services firm

Related pages

  • cant
  • Precentor
  • Kantor
  • Canter
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