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Franz Mertens

was born 182 years ago

20 March 1840

Franz Mertens was a Polish-born mathematician who made contributions to a wide variety of areas. He formulated the Mertens conjecture which (had it been true) would have implied the Riemann Hypothesis.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Mertens/