28th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1808 : Dupré
1877 : Drysdale
1882 : Eddington
1903 : von Neumann
1930 : Bruce Kellogg

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1663 : Grimaldi
1827 : Woodhouse
1871 : Prattt
1919 : Rydberg
1935 : Horsburgh
1951 : McArthur
1964 : Edwin Wilson

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Arthur Eddington John von Neumann John Pratt


A quotation for today

Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Human life is proverbially uncertain; few things are more certain than the solvency of a life-insurance company.

Quoted in J R Newman, The World of Mathematics (New York 1956)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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