Mathematicians born on this day:
1657 : Fontenelle |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1617 : Magini |

Claude Chevalley | René Descartes | Wilhelm Killing |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**René Descartes** (1596 - 1650)

If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things.

*Discours de la Méthode*. 1637.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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