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I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers. ---->>>

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. ---->>>

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it. ---->>>

A set is a Many that allows itself to be thought of as a One. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: March 3, 1845
Die: 01-06, 1918
Occupation: Mathematician

Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor ( KAN-tor; German: [ˈɡeɔʁk ˈfɛʁdinant ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɪlɪp ˈkantɔʁ]; March 3 [O.S. February 19] 1845 – January 6, 1918) was a German mathematician. He invented set theory, which has become a fundamental theory in mathematics. Cantor established the importance of one-to-one correspondence between the members of two sets, defined infinite and well-ordered sets, and proved that the real numbers are more numerous than the natural numbers (wikipedia)