Mathematicians born on this day:
1769 : Hachette |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1856 : William Hamilton |

Elie Cartan | Jean Hachette | André Weil |

**André Weil** (1906 - 1998)
God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.

Quoted in H Eves *Mathematical Circles Adieu* (Boston 1977).

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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