19th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1768 : Servois
1817 : Briot
1866 : Arthur Hirsch
1886 : Fekete
1894 : Khinchin
1913 : Mary Cannell

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1878 : Zolotarev
1947 : John Clark

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Egor Zolotarev Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin


A quotation for today

Francois Servois (1768 - 1847)

[The infinitesimals] neither have nor can have theory; in practise it is a dangerous instrument in the hands of beginners ... anticipating, for my part, the judgement of posterity, I would predict that this method will be accused one day, and rightly, of having retarded the progress of the mathematical sciences.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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