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Georg Cantor
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As quoted in "From Kant to Hilbert: A Source Book in the Foundations of Mathematics" (1996) by William Bragg Ewald - ISBN: 9780198534709
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The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.  - Georg Cantor
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Born: March 3, 1845

Died: January 6, 1918 (aged 72)

Nationality: German

Occupation: Mathematician

Bio: Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor was a German mathematician, best known as the inventor of set theory, which has become a fundamental theory in mathematics. Cantor established the importance of one-to-one correspondence between the members of two sets, defined infinite and well-ordered sets, and proved that the real numbers are more numerous than the natural numbers.

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