On this day in history
On August 14th, 1865 Guido Castelnuovo was born in Venice, Italy. He was an Italian mathematician who made contributions to the fields of algebraic geometry and statistics.
Despite being forced into hiding during World War II, Castelnuovo organized and taught courses to Jewish students who were forbidden from attending university.
After the war, he was charged with repairing the damage done to Italian institutions throughout the twenty years of Mussolini's rule.