Mathematicians born on this day:
1271 : Zhao Youqin |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1925 : Frege |

Gottlob Frege | Henri Lebesgue | John Tukey |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty

**Henri Lebesgue** (1875 - 1941)

In my opinion, a mathematician, in so far as he is a mathematician, need not preoccupy himself with philosophy -- an opinion, moreover, which has been expressed by many philosophers.

*Scientific American* **211** (September 1964)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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