27th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1678 : Montmort
1798 : Scherk
1856 : Hobson
1890 : Hazlett
1915 : Rankin
1925 : Hoehnke
1927 : Postnikov

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1449 : Ulugh Beg
1675 : Roberval
1930 : Hayes
1974 : Ramanujam
1987 : Barsotti

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Ernest Hobson Ulugh Beg Heinrich Scherk


A quotation for today

Ulugh Beg (1393 - 1449)

It is the duty of every true Muslim, man and woman, to strive after knowledge.

[quoting the Hadith. Inscribed on his gate in Bukhara, 1417]



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