26th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1667 : de Moivre
1750 : William Morgan
1885 : Coutts
1896 : Sokolov
1899 : Neugebauer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1833 : William Morgan
1926 : Cole
1984 : Mary Taylor

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Abraham de Moivre William Morgan

A quotation for today

Otto Neugebauer (1899 - 1990)

It seems to me that all the evidence points to Apollonius as the founder of Greek mathematical astronomy.

Quoted in C B Boyer, A History of Mathematics (New York 1968)

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