Dirichlet pp 157-179 | Cite as

A Darkling Decade

  • Uta C. Merzbach


The initial period after the Dirichlets’ return from Italy was pleasant and hopeful. On his way back to Berlin, Dirichlet had stopped to visit Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and other family members and friends in Frankfurt. Felix had written to his sisters , who were still in Italy, that Dirichlet was lively and well, sported an enormous beard, and could hardly be recognized, not only because of the beard, but because he appeared younger, heavier, and generally healthier than he had been when they last saw him.

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  1. 1.(Deceased)Georgetown, TXUSA

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