TIL Gauss personal diaries indicate that he had made several important math discoveries years/decades before his contemporaries published them. Math Historian Temple Bell said that if Gauss had published all of his discoveries in a timely manner, he would
* Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss * Braunschweig/"Brunswick", Baixa Saxônia. Alemanha.
We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori. ~ Carl Friedrich Gauss ~