FOM: Sad news re Samuel Eilenberg (forwarded from

Vaughan Pratt pratt at cs.Stanford.EDU
Sat Jan 31 14:13:54 EST 1998

[Samuel Eilenberg was the coinventor with Saunders Mac Lane of
category theory.  -vp]

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From: Peter Freyd <pjf at>
To: categories <categories at>
Subject: sad news
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 17:04:36 -0500 (EST)

Sammy Eilenberg died today.

He had been unconscious since June. 

Knowing it was inevitable doesn't really help.

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