29th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1256 : Al-Banna
1751 : Bonnycastle
1856 : Stieltjes
1861 : Hensel
1911 : Klaus Fuchs
1923 : Choquet-Bruhat

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1720 : Kirch
1731 : Brook Taylor
1737 : Saurin
1891 : Kronecker
1939 : Kelly Miller
1941 : Levi-Civita
1941 : William Macdonald
1975 : Popoviciu

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Kurt Hensel Brook Taylor Leopold Kronecker


A quotation for today

Leopold Kronecker (1823 - 1891)

Die ganze Zahl schuf der liebe Gott, alles Übrige ist Menschenwerk.
God made the integers, all else is the work of man.

Quoted in Cajori, History of Mathematics (London 1919)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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