# removing page number for title page

I'm using titlepage to create a title/abstract page for a paper, and I don't want a page number to appear, so I use the following fragment:

\begin{titlepage}
\clearpage\thispagestyle{empty}
\maketitle

\begin{abstract}

\end{abstract}

\end{titlepage}

inside a default article class. While the page number resets correctly (so the second page is labelled '1'), the page number '1' still appears on the first page. I'm sure there's some obvious mistake I'm making here, and would be grateful for some help.

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Short answer: Don't use \maketitle within a titlepage environment, see the discussion at tex.stackexchange.com/q/27543/4012. –  doncherry Nov 1 '11 at 13:17