18th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 18th July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1013 : Hermann of Reichenau
1635 : Hooke
1689 : Samuel Molyneux
1768 : Argand
1813 : Pierre Laurent
1853 : Lorentz
1856 : Morera
1899 : Schlapp
1906 : Beckenbach

Mathematicians who died on this day:


1650 : Scheiner
1742 : Sharp
1930 : Fricke

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Hendrik Lorentz Robert Hooke Hermann of Reichenau


A quotation for today

Robert Hooke (1635 - 1703)

CEIIOSSOTTUU
The True Theory of Elasticity or Springiness (1676)
Anagram to establish priority in the discovery: revealed in De potentia Restitutiva (1679) as
UT TENSIO, SIC UIS
(as is the extension, so is the force)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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