26th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1780 : Somerville
1791 : Babbage
1861 : Engel
1903 : Bosanquet
1907 : Carlitz
1937 : Conway

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1624 : Mayr
1889 : Hunyadi
1966 : Subbotin
1973 : Hotelling
1979 : Hasse
1992 : Kemeny
1997 : Arf
2006 : Martin Kruskal
2011 : Howie

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Mary Somerville Charles Babbage Helmut Hasse


A quotation for today

Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)

The whole of the developments and operations of analysis are now capable of being executed by machinery. ... As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of science.

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (London 1864)

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