18th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 18th February

Mathematicians born on this day:

1201 : Nasir al_Tusi
1404 : Alberti
1844 : Lueroth
1857 : Donald Macmillan
1871 : Yule
1919 : Truesdell
1936 : Tichy

Mathematicians who died on this day:

  901 : Thabit
1851 : Jacobi
1899 : Lie
1900 : Beltrami
1995 : McAfee

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Leone Alberti Carl Jacobi Sophus Lie

A quotation for today

Karl Jacobi (1804 - 1851)

It is often more convenient to possess the ashes of great men than to possess the men themselves during their lifetime.

[Commenting on the return of Descartes' remains to France]

Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu (Boston 1977)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

Previous Day Today Next Day Whole year
Main Index Biographies Index
Birth and death statistics Quotations Posters
History Topics index Famous Curves index
Time lines Chronology Birthplace Maps
Search Form Mathematical Societies

JOC/EFR April 2015

The URL of this page is:

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland