15th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1452 : Leonardo da Vinci
1548 : Cataldi
1707 : Euler
1809 : Grassmann
1886 : Angelescu
1923 : Magenes
1928 : Butzer
1929 : Benjamin
1932 : John Lewis
1934 : Wiegold

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1446 : Brunelleschi
1704 : Hudde
1754 : Riccati
1878 : Booth
1934 : Moffat
1983 : Faddeeva
1985 : Gluskin
1990 : Weise
1999 : Burton Jones
2007 : Woods

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Leonardo da Vinci Leonhard Euler Hermann Grassmann


A quotation for today

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783)

Madam, I have come from a country where people are hanged if they talk.
[In Berlin, excusing his taciturnity in conversation with the Queen Mother of Prussia, on his return from Russia]

Quoted in A Vucinich, Science in Russian Culture

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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