Zinger was born in Moscow (Russia). His father was a teacher of mathematics. Zinger succeeded, graduating in 1859 from Moscow University, where he majored in mathematics. He earned his doctoral degree in 1867. Zinger was the active member of the Moscow Mathematical Society and the president of the Society (1886–1891).
He also wrote some philosophical essays.
Wasili Jakowlewitsch Zinger (1836-1907). Russian mathematician and botanist.
The alternative spelling: Basil Zinger, Vasili Yakovlevich Zinger, Vasilij Jakovlevič Zinger, Vasily Jakovlevič Zinger.
The official abbreviation: W.J.Zinger (the alternative variant is Zing.).
Botanist Nikolai Wasiljevicz Zinger (1865-1923) is his son.
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[[File:|thumb|upright=0.68|]] Vasily Jakovlevich Zinger (Russian: Василий Яковлевич Цингер) (February 11, 1836, Moscow, Russia – March 2, 1907, Moscow, Russia) was a Russian mathematician. Не worked in Moscow University and was the head of the Society of Moscow mathematicians (1886 – 1891).
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