Mathematicians born on this day:
1814 : Fernando Pio Rosellini 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1344 : Levi ben Gerson 
Giuseppe Peano  Konrad Knopp  Edward Kasner 
Giuseppe Peano (1858  1932)
Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. The difficulty has its main source in the ambiguity of language.
Opening of the paper Arithmetices principia in which he introduced axioms for the integers.
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