Oskar Perron

died 43 years ago

22nd February 1975

**Oskar Perron** was a German mathematician best known for the Perron paradox:

Suppose the largest natural number is *N*. Then if *N* > 1 we have *N*^{2} > *N* contradicting the definition. Hence (!) *N* = 1.

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