31st October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 31st October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1711 : Bassi
1815 : Weierstrass
1883 : Gibb
1890 : Pérès
1902 : Wald
1919 : Wenninger
1925 : Pople
1935 : Graham

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1897 : Haughton
1987 : Raj Chandra Bose
1988 : Uhlenbeck
1988 : Schneider

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Karl Weierstrass Laura Bassi Ron Graham


A quotation for today

Karl Weierstrass (1815 - 1897)

It is true that a mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a perfect mathematician.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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