25th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1627 : Boyle
1736 : Lagrange
1812 : Shanks
1843 : Schwarz
1855 : Juel
1855 : Valyi
1870 : Koch
1905 : Zippin
1916 : Atkinson
1924 : Kiefer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1894 : Weyr
1935 : Loewy
1940 : Ernesto Pascal
1973 : Ljunggren
1977 : Friedrich Karl Schmidt
1994 : Kleene
1995 : Albert Tucker
2000 : Freitag

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Robert Boyle Joseph-Louis Lagrange Hermann Schwarz


A quotation for today

Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736 - 1813)

If I had not inherited a fortune I should probably not have cast my lot with mathematics.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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