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Today is Samuel Eilenberg's Birthday!
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Born:  September 30, 1913
in Warsaw, Poland

Died:  January 30, 1998
in New York

Sammy Eilenberg of Columbia University was one of the world's leading mathematicians and a legendary collector of South Asian art.  Still, his greatest talent may have been in getting people together to talk mathematics.  As a result, he was probably best known for his collaborations with other distinguished mathematicians.  In particular, Eilenberg is often remembered for his investigations with Saunders Mac Lane for their work in the 1960s on Category Theory. Friends remember him as being quite a character.