Friday, September 18, 2009

Bernhard Riemann

Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann (September 17, 1826 – July 20, 1866) - one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
Dedekind has a deeply touching account of Riemann's final moments, his passing away being marked by the words of Lord's prayer. Riemann's tombstone (see here and here) in Biganzolo (Italy) refers to Romans 8:28 ("And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose"):
Here rests in God
Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann
Professor in Göttingen
born in Breselenz, September 17th, 1826
died in Selasca, Juli 20th, 1866
Those, who love God, all things
must serve to its best manner.