17th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 17th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1759 : Jacob(II) Bernoulli
1870 : David J Tweedie
1888 : Bernays
1927 : Hirzebruch

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1817 : West
1887 : Kirchhoff
1919 : Jourdain
1923 : Adler
1937 : Morley
1952 : Vessiot
1963 : Hadamard
1976 : Marczewski
1978 : Cox
1989 : Krein
2008 : Gleason

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Jacques Hadamard Frank Morley Friedrich Hirzebruch


A quotation for today

Jacques Hadamard (1865 - 1963)

To parents who despair because their children are unable to master the first problems in arithmetic I can dedicate my examples. For, in arithmetic, until the seventh grade I was last or nearly last.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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