24th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1501 : Cardan
1625 : de Witt
1801 : Ostrogradski
1844 : Max Noether
1861 : Fricke
1862 : Merrill
1894 : Rogosinski
1896 : Tadeusz Wazewski
1904 : Davies
1911 : Schiffer
1923 : Bott
1923 : Thom

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1054 : Hermann of Reichenau
1651 : Étienne Pascal
1938 : Shnirelman
1999 : Anneli Lax

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Girolamo Cardano Max Noether René Thom


A quotation for today

Girolamo Cardano (1501 - 1576)

Scipio Ferro of Bologna well-nigh thirty years ago discovered this rule and handed it on to Antonio Maria Fior of Venice, whose contest with Niccolo Tartaglia of Brescia gave Niccolo occasion to discover it. He [Tartaglia] gave it to me in response to my entreaties, though withholding the demonstration. Armed with this assistance, I sought out its demonstration in [various] forms. This was very difficult.

Ars Magna

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