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Today is Sonya Kovalevsky's Birthday!
Happy Birthday
to a truly outstanding woman mathematician!

Born:  January 15, 1850
in Moscow, Russia

Died:  February 10, 1891
in Stockholm, Sweden

Kovalevsky's career was highlighted by receiving the famous Prix Bordin from the French Académie des Sciences in 1888 for her paper On the Rotation of a Solid Body About a Fixed Point.  Her selection was unanimous and without the knowledge of the committee that the author was a woman.