> > I gather that the fault was mainly Brouwer's, > > due to his excessively irascible personality and > > trenchant writing style. > > The fault was mainly Hilbert's, for not being a great > enough personality to keep personal matters separate > from scientific and professional ones,
Maybe so, maybe so. I'm sure you know far more about it than me. But still I note, that (AFAIK) Hilbert did not have any similar feuds with anyone else, whereas Brouwer seems to have put the back up of most people he came into contact with.