Möbius

[ mœ-bee-uhs, mey-, moh-; German mœ-bee-oos ]
/ ˈmœ bi əs, ˈmeɪ-, ˈmoʊ-; German ˈmœ bi ʊs /

noun

Au·gust Fer·di·nand [ou-goost -fer-di-nahnt], /ˈaʊ gʊst ˈfɛr dɪˌnɑnt/, 1790–1868, German mathematician.

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