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Today is Georg Fredinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor's Birthday!
Happy Birthday

Born:  March 3, 1845
in St. Petersburg, Russia

Died:  January 6, 1918
in Halle, Germany

From the opening words of his great work that gave birth to a new field of mathematics:

"By a set we are to understand any collection into a whole M of definite and distinguishable objects of our intuition or our thought.  These objects are called the elements of M."