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Perhaps this has been mentioned (I just got here) but Felix Mendelssohn's
brother-in-law was a noted analytic number theorist (I'm pretty sure
it was Lejeune Dirichlet -- the one who proved for example that there
are infinitely many primes which are one more than a multiple of 4)
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Hrm. His sister's grandson (I think) was the mathematician Hensel, who
invented p-adics. Meanwhile, their grandfather (the grandfather of
Felix and Fanny that is) was the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn...
-Eric Schissel