10th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 10th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1875 : Schur
1899 : Mandelbrojt
1905 : Moufang
1906 : Moisil
1938 : Knuth

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1833 : Legendre
1843 : Puissant
1929 : Heun
1941 : Schur
1944 : Fiske
1976 : Buchan
1984 : Bosanquet

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Adrien-Marie Legendre Ruth Moufang Donald Knuth


A quotation for today

Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752 - 1833)

It is a matter for considerable regret that Fermat, who cultivated the theory of numbers with so much success, did not leave us with the proofs of the theorems he discovered. In truth, Messrs Euler and Lagrange, who have not distained this kind of research, have proved most of these theorems, and have even substituted extensive theories for the isolated propositions of Fermat. But there are several proofs which have resisted their efforts.

Recherches d'Analyse Indéterminée, Hist Acad Roy des Sciences (1785/1788) 513.

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