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Professor E.A.W. Zimmerman sent a short notice of Gauss's work on constructibility of regular polygons to the Jenenser Intelligenzblatt newspaper. He added, "It is worthy of notice that Herr Gauss is now in his 18th year and has devoted himself here in Brunswick to philosophy and classical literature with just as great success as to higher mathematics."

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Carl Friedrich Gauss
Monday, April 18, 1796