

Gauss, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss  Famous mathematicians pictures, posters, gifts items, note cards, greeting cards, ... 
  While there is puzzlement as to why Gauss would accord this singular honor to his student, many would Gauss himself, sometimes referred to as the "prince of mathematics", the rightful third member of his list. 
  Gauss is portrayed with one of his most important results  the refutation of Euclid's fifth postulate, the 'parallel postulate', which posited that parallel lines would never meet. 
  Gauss chose not to publish his results in alternative geometries, and credit for the discovery of 'nonEuclidean geometry' was accorded to others (Bolyai, and Lobachevski) who arrived at similar results independently. 
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