25th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

(Because of the difference between the Gregorian and the Julian calendars, Christmas Day 1642 was celebrated on Newton's birthday in England.
We have taken his birthday as 4th January 1643.)


1642 : Newton
1900 : Zygmund
1905 : Kothe

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1921 : Bohl
1929 : MacMahon
1941 : Molien
1944 : Kutta
1981 : Mihoc
2000 : Quine

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Antoni Zygmund Isaac Newton Wilhelm Kutta


A quotation for today

Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727)

Numero pondere et mensura Deus omnia condidit
God created everything by number, weight and measure.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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JOC/EFR January 2013

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