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Who was D.A. Millin, the eponym of the Millin Series?

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Who was N.M. Stephens who refuted the Stronger Feit-Thompson Conjecture?

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Who was "Urbino d'Aviso" that described how to fold paper into a pentagon?

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Who is the Göbel who is the eponym of Göbel's Sequence?

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What is the source of Hermann Weyl's remark about "near-sighted policemen" with respect to compact spaces?

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Who is or was Stephen Barr, author of Experiments in Topology?

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Who was Antoine Appert, the eponym of the Appert Topology and Appert Space?

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Who is/was R. Alter, who reported 1375298099 can be expressed as the sum of 3 fifth powers in 2 different ways?

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Inscribing equilateral triangle in square — mistake in historical work by Abu'l-Wafa Al-Buzjani?

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Who was A.M. Nesbitt, the eponym of Nesbitts Inequality?

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Who was William Hooper, eponym of "Hooper's Paradox"?

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Why are there so few Iberian mathematicians in history?

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Biographical details for Paul Wernicke

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Who was E. Midy, the eponym of Midy's Theorem?

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Who was E. Busche?

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Did Jacques Tits have a middle name?

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Armstrong numbers - who is or was Armstrong?

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Who is Robert H. Cowen, the eponym of Cowen's Lemma?

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Who is the John Thomas of "Thomas's Plank" and "Thomas's Corkscrew"?

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What values of Avogadro's Number did Jean Perrin come up with?

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Who is the "M.J.M. Hill" as mentioned in the historical introduction to Piaggio's "Differential Equations"?

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It was Edouard Lucas who is the eponym of Lucas Sequence, and not Henry Lucas, yes?

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Classification of "Epitaph of Diophantus" problem

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Publication information on "Recreational Mathematics Magazine"

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Who was the 17th century mathematician "André Jumeau, Prior of Sainte-Croix"?

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Did John Greever or John Jay Greever write "Theory and Examples of Point Set Topology"?

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Is Robert Earl MacKenzie (co-author of Introduction to Differential Manifolds) still alive?