17th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 17th July


Mathematicians born on this day:


1831 : Mannheim
1837 : Lexis
1863 : Richmond
1868 : Comrie
1894 : Weaver
1894 : Lemaitre
1909 : Geoffrey Walker
1944 : Kuperberg
1975 : Tao

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1790 : Johann(II) Bernoulli
1912 : Poincaré
1917 : Veronese
1963 : Bevan-Baker
1980 : Delone
1993 : Yushkevich
1998 : Lighthill

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Wilhelm Lexis Henri Poincaré James Lighthill


A quotation for today

Henri Poincaré (1854 - 1912)

Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

La Science et l'hypothèse.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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