Mathematicians born on this day:
1773 : Burckhardt |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1977 : Fox |

Carl Friedrich Gauss | Claude E Shannon | Dan Quillen |

**Carl Friedrich Gauss** (1777 - 1855)

Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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