Mathematicians born on this day:
1799 : Clapeyron |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1630 : Briggs |

Arthur Cayley | Felix Hausdorff | Emile Clapeyron |

**Arthur Cayley** (1821 - 1895)

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.

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

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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