Mathematicians born on this day:
1652 : Jean Le Fèvre
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1348 : William of Ockham
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William of Ockham (1288 - 1348)
Frustra fit per plura, quod fieri potest per pauciora.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
Essentia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.
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