27th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1772 : Haldane
1832 : Dodgson
1889 : van der Pol
1895 : Reinhardt
1903 : Robertson
1931 : Kluvanek

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1667 : Saint-Vincent
1823 : Hutton
1860 : Bolyai
1895 : Cockle
1947 : Alexander Brown
1965 : Franklin
1969 : Lockhart
1972 : Courant
1995 : Raphael Robinson
2001 : Rankin

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Charles Dodgson János Bolyai Richard Courant


A quotation for today

János Bolyai (1802 - 1860)

Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no human can hasten or retard.

Quoted in I Kleiner, Thinking the unthinkable, Mathematics Teacher 81 (7) 1988, 590.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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