Oskar Perron

was born 137 years ago

7th May 1880

**Oskar Perron** was a German mathematician best known for the Perron paradox:

Suppose the largest natural number is *N*. Then if *N* > 1 we have *N*^{2} > *N* contradicting the definition. Hence (!) *N* = 1.

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http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Mathematicians/Perron.html