5th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th March


Mathematicians born on this day:

1512 : Gerardus Mercator
1574 : Oughtred
1625 : Collins
1779 : Gompertz
1817 : Genocchi
1880 : Sergi Bernstein
1885 : Sperry
1915 : Schwartz
1917 : Fenyo
1924 : Steinfeld
1931 : Pless

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1827 : Laplace
1875 : Claude Mathieu
1925 : Jensen
1927 : Mertens
1930 : Ladd-Franklin
1954 : Coolidge
2013 : Clunie

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Gerardus Mercator William Oughtred Pierre-Simon Laplace


A quotation for today

Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749 - 1827)

[said about Napier's logarithms:]
... by shortening the labours doubled the life of the astronomer.

Quoted in H Eves In Mathematical Circles (Boston 1969)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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