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It seems to be expected of every pilgrim up the slopes of the mathematical Parnassus, that he will at some point or other of his journey sit down and invent a definite integral or two towards the increase of the common stock.  - James Joseph Sylvester
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James Joseph Sylvester
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Born: September 3, 1814

Died: March 15, 1897 (aged 82)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Mathematician

Bio: James Joseph Sylvester FRS was an English mathematician. He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory and combinatorics. He played a leadership role in American mathematics in the later half of the 19th century as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and as founder of the American Journal of Mathematics.

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