7th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 7th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1637 : Neile
1647 : Giovanni Ceva
1823 : Kronecker
1826 : Christian Wiener
1830 : Cremona
1924 : Mary Ellen Rudin
1924 : Rudin
1936 : Sharkovsky
1953 : Balogh

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1912 : George Darwin
1928 : Glaisher
1952 : Moulton
2011 : Springer

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Leopold Kronecker Luigi Cremona George Darwin


A quotation for today

James Glaisher (1848 - 1928)

The mathematician requires tact and good taste at every step of his work, and he has to learn to trust to his own instinct to distinguish between what is really worthy of his efforts and what is not.

Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Squared (Boston 1972)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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