#### Quote of the day

For I've read in many a novel that, unless they've souls that grovel,
Folks prefer in fact a hovel to your dreary marble halls.

#### Abraham de Moivre

**Born:**May 26, 1667

**Died:**November 27, 1754

**(aged 87)**

**Bio:**Abraham de Moivre was a French mathematician known for de Moivre's formula, one of those that link complex numbers and trigonometry, and for his work on the normal distribution and probability theory. He was a friend of Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, and James Stirling.

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