Mathematicians born on this day:
1856 : Arnold Droz-Farny
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Richard Dedekind (1831 - 1916)
As professor in the Polytechnic School in Zürich I found myself for the first time obliged to lecture upon the elements of the differential calculus and felt more keenly than ever before the lack of a really scientific foundation for arithmetic.
Opening of the paper in which Dedekind cuts were introduced.
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University of St Andrews, Scotland