26th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1728 : Lambert
1875 : Vitali
1899 : Krull
1920 : Bellman
1921 : Amitsur
1924 : Elena Moldovan
1951 : Witten

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1349 : Bradwardine
1572 : Peter Ramus
1961 : Robertson
1962 : Kennedy-Fraser
1973 : Paton
1977 : Schatten
1992 : Gorenstein

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Johann Lambert Wolfgang Krull


A quotation for today

Johann H Lambert (1728 - 1777)

Proofs of the Euclidean [parallel] postulate can be developed to such an extent that apparently a mere trifle remains. But a careful analysis shows that in this seeming trifle lies the crux of the matter; usually it contains either the proposition that is being proved or a postulate equivalent to it.

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

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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