13th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 13th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1805 : Dirichlet
1882 : Banachiewicz
1890 : Smeal
1891 : Privalov
1900 : Plessner
1906 : Wright
1926 : Springer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1787 : Boscovich
1874 : Taurinus
1926 : Edgeworth
1947 : Hecke
1956 : Lukasiewicz
1980 : Rejewski
1992 : Bogolyubov
1997 : Krasnosel'skii
2013 : Seress

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Lejeune Dirichlet Ruggero Boscovich Francis Edgeworth


A quotation for today

Ruggero Boscovich (1711 - 1787)

Homo hominem arreptum a Tellure, et ubicumque exigua impulsum vi vel une etiam oris flatu impetitum, ab hominum omnium commercio in infinitum expelleret, nunquam per totam aeternitatem rediturum.
Were it not for gravity one man might hurl another by a puff of his breath into the depths of space, beyond recall for all eternity.

Theoria

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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