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Mathematicians who died on this day:
1559 : Tunstall 
Jean Montucla  Bernard Bolzano  Michel Chasles 
Jean Montucla (1725  1799)
[Mathematics is] the science of the ratios of size or of number, which can have between them all things that are susceptible of augmentation or of diminution. ... Mathematics divides up naturally into two classes; the one which one calls pure and abstract; the other those which one calls mixed, or more ordinarily physicomathematical.
Histoire des mathématiques (1799)
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