6th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 6th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1561 : Fincke
1807 : Petzval
1841 : Rudolf Sturm
1883 : Duarte
1926 : Hayman
1934 : William Browder

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1607 : Monte
1689 : Seth Ward
1826 : Farey
1886 : Saint-Venant
1918 : Cantor
1920 : Zeuthen
1922 : Rosanes
1930 : Study
1953 : Vacca
1955 : Mackie

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Georg Cantor Guidobaldo del Monte Seth Ward


A quotation for today

Georg Cantor (1845 - 1918)

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.

(A thesis defended at Cantor's doctoral examination)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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