15th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1648 : Aldrich
1704 : Castillon
1717 : Stewart
1814 : Schläfli
1850 : Kovalevskaya
1876 : Robert Bell
1883 : Mercer
1918 : Kendall
1925 : Gupta

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1790 : Landen
1945 : Wirtinger
1958 : Wintner
1968 : Infeld
1973 : Petrovsky

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Ludwig Schläfli Sofia Kovalevskaya David Kendall


A quotation for today

Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850 - 1891)

Say what you know, do what you must, come what may.

[Motto on her paper On the Problem of the Rotation of a Solid Body about a Fixed Point.]

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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