26th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1799 : Clapeyron
1862 : Eliakim Moore
1945 : Coates
1947 : Huhn

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1630 : Briggs
1697 : Mohr
1895 : Cayley
1929 : Le Paige
1937 : Montessus
1942 : Hausdorff
1952 : James Craig
1974 : Thomas Graham
2007 : G Maxwell Kelly
2008 : Anthony Spencer

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Arthur Cayley Felix Hausdorff Emile Clapeyron


A quotation for today

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


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