23rd January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 23rd January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1719 : Landen
1806 : Minding
1840 : Abbe
1854 : Klug
1862 : Hilbert
1878 : Edwin P Adams
1889 : Suschkevich
1924 : Lighthill

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1785 : Stewart
1952 : Frenkel
1953 : Zorawski

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

David Hilbert James Lighthill Ernst Abbe


A quotation for today

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.

Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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