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5-16-1830

Joseph Fourier died in Paris. His work on heat was described by Maxwell as "a great mathematical poem." He traveled to Egypt with Napolean and became convinced that desert heat was ideal for good health. Consequently, he wore many layers of garments and lived in rooms of unbearably high heat, which may have hastened his death by heart disease.

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Joseph Fourier
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Sunday, May 16, 1830

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