A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/De Morgan, Augustus
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De Morgan, Augustus (1806-1871). -- Mathematician, b. in India, and ed. at Camb., was one of the most brilliant of English mathematicians. He is mentioned here in virtue of his Budget of Paradoxes, a series of papers originally pub. in The Athenæum, in which mathematical fallacies are discussed with sparkling wit, and the keenest logic.