20th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 20th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1814 : Rosellini
1839 : Siacci
1865 : David Tweedie
1878 : Kasner
1898 : Olds
1910 : Ernst Mohr
1930 : Goldberg

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1344 : Levi
1932 : Peano
1942 : Berwald
1957 : Knopp
1994 : Feldman
2001 : Gilbarg
2006 : Antonelli
2006 : Cohn

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Giuseppe Peano Konrad Knopp


A quotation for today

Giuseppe Peano (1858 - 1932)

Questions that pertain to the foundations of mathematics, although treated by many in recent times, still lack a satisfactory solution. The difficulty has its main source in the ambiguity of language.

Opening of the paper Arithmetices principia in which he introduced axioms for the integers.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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