2nd February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1522 : Ferrari
1765 : Osipovsky
1786 : Binet
1793 : Hopkins
1842 : Sokhotsky
1849 : Gegenbauer
1860 : Gutzmer
1881 : Herglotz
1882 : Wedderburn
1893 : Lanczos
1894 : Kramers
1896 : Kuratowski
1897 : Blanch
1903 : van der Waerden

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1612 : Clavius
1704 : de l'Hôpital
1841 : Olinthus Gregory
1911 : Méray
1950 : Carathéodory
1965 : Watson
1970 : Russell
1971 : Sokolov
1974 : Lakatos
2005 : Wright

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Jacques Binet Joseph Wedderburn Guillaume De l'Hôpital


A quotation for today

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway about the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell .

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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