According to Wikepedia, Chapter m Verse n among the mathematical achievements of Carl Friedrich Gauss was the calculation of his own birthdate, by a process akin to calculating the date of Easter for a given year, which process many of us tried out to while away the time when small enough to consult the back of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer unseen by the vicar sermonising from the pulpit. Gauss calculated that a Wednesday, eight days before the Feast of the Ascension must be 30th April 1777.
Gauss was born in Braunschweig, by the way, which must be an important historical city because, as with Köln, München, Nürnberg and Regensburg, English speakers have coined their own version of its name; Brunswick.
No doubt there were many, probably an infinity, of other solutions to the equations determining the birthdate of Gauss all but one of which he rejected on dubious axiomatic grounds, certainly dismissing those solutions still in the future. However mathematicians even in Gauss’s day had grown to allow variables to take on values once thought nonsensical – negative, irrational, imaginary, infinitesimal, transfinite – so we should keep a lookout for mathematical prodigies born on any Wednesday 3oth. April eight days before the feast of the Ascension.
Here is a tessellation, Trefoil Lattice Labyrinth (30,4) dedicated to the memory (i.e. the works) of Carl Friedrich Gauss and to anyone else born on April 30th. irrespective of the day of the week on which they first saw the light and its relation to the date of Easter, and also without regard to their ability as a Wrangler.
Just six supertiles of the infinitely extendable tessellation are shown above; they are in two orientations at 180° to each other. Appropriately, the supertile of this lattice labyrinth is more branched than any oither I have yet constructed. It is made up of 30² + 30×4 + 4² that is 1036 equilateral triangles. To slightly anticipate the Find the Factors blog, this number = 37 x 7 x 2².