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Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky

Russian mathematician
Nikolai Lobachevsky

Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky (Никола́й Ива́нович Лобаче́вский) (December 1, 1792February 24, 1856, N.S.; November 20, 1792 – February 12, 1856, O.S.) was a Russian mathematician.


  • There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world.
    • As quoted in George Edward Martin, The Foundations of Geometry and the Non-Euclidean Plane, Springer (1998 [1975]), p. 225; also in Stanley Gudder, A Mathematical Journey, McGraw-Hill (1976), p. 36.

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