On Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:50:43 PM UTC-6, John wrote: > On Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:05:16 -0800 (PST), Arturo Magidin > > <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > >On Saturday, December 14, 2013 1:23:33 PM UTC-6, John Schutkeker wrote: > > >> Does anybody in here know the name of the mathematician who stole Alfred Nobel's wife? > > > > Harry the Ig-noble? > > > > > I think it is just as important to learn the names of history's villains as it is > > >to know the heroes. TIA. > > > > Somehat, yes, but glorifying the heroes at the expense of the victims > > is often also wrong. > > Everyone remembers Saloth Sar but who remembers the lady on the road > > who was left behind? > > > > > > > >There was no such event. For one thing, Nobel WAS NEVER MARRIED, so there is no way > > >any mathematician could have had an affair with Nobel's wife. > > > > So, okay, does anyone know the name of the vile creature who stole > > away the heart of she who otherwise would have been Nobel's wife?
No such person.
> Whomever she was?
Nobel had a mistress, and there is no evidence whatsoever that she ever left him or that she had an affair with someone else. The old cannard about Nobel having a beef with mathematicians is pure fabricated nonsense.
> > > > >http://www.snopes.com/science/nobel.asp > > > > > >Even more important than learning the names of history's villains, it is more important > > > to learn the truth, rather than the fanciful inventions about history. > > > > But invention's more fun. And it sells more newspapers.