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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Fact of the Week - This Day in History: Guido Castelnuovo - 8/14/14

On this day in history

On August 14th, 1865 Guido Castelnuovo was born in Venice, Italy. He was an Italian mathematician who made contributions to the fields of algebraic geometry and statistics. 

Despite being forced into hiding during World War II, Castelnuovo organized and taught courses to Jewish students who were forbidden from attending university. 

After the war, he was charged with repairing the damage done to Italian institutions throughout the twenty years of Mussolini's rule.

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