#### Quote of the day

How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.

#### Richard Dedekind

**Born:**October 6, 1831

**Died:**February 12, 1916

**(aged 84)**

**Bio:**Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind was a German mathematician who made important contributions to abstract algebra, algebraic number theory and the definition of the real numbers.

**Known for:**

- Essays on the theory of numbers (1901)
- Was sind und was sollen die Zahlen? (1888)
- Vorlesungen über Zahlentheorie (1863)
- Theory of algebraic integers
- What are numbers and what should they be? =