19th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1473 : Copernicus
1837 : Korkin
1863 : Thue
1866 : See

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1622 : Savile
1799 : Borda
1897 : Weierstrass
1908 : Hermann Laurent
1929 : Boussinesq
1938 : Landau
1946 : Michele de Franchis
1990 : Neugebauer

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Nicolaus Copernicus Karl Weierstrass Edmund Landau


A quotation for today

Edmund Landau (1877 - 1938)

It gives me the same pleasure when someone else proves a good theorem as when I do it myself.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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