Sofia Kovalevskaya

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Born Tuesday 15 January 1850, died Tuesday 10 February 1891

Occupation: Mathematician

Nationality: Russian

Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.

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It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.

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Say what you know, do what you must, come what may.

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