Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Nation/Finland
- The army of those who have made at least one definite contribution to mathematics as we know it soon becomes a mob as we look back over history; 6,000 or 8,000 names press forward for some word from us to preserve them from oblivion, and once the bolder leaders have been recognised it becomes largely a matter of arbitrary, illogical legislation to judge who of the clamouring multitude shall be permitted to survive and who be condemned to be forgotten.
Ernst Leonard Lindelöf (1870 – 1946)
Wrote a series of highly-regarded textbooks and published extensively on the history of Finnish mathematics.
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Lars Valerian Ahlfors (1907 – 1996)