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I wondered what sort of coincidence and correspondence might be involved, then realized that the question simply used unnecessarily long words. Following the maxim, "Never use a long word when a short one will do," this question can be rephrased:

What famous mathematician's nth birthday falls on a year that is the (n+1)th prime number?

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I wondered what sort of coincidence and correspondence might be involved, then realized that the question simply used unnecessarily long words. Following the maxim, "Never use a long word when a short one will do," this question can be rephrased:

What famous mathematician's nth birthday falls on a year that is the (n+1)th prime number?