11th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 11th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1657 : Fontenelle
1800 : Talbot
1839 : Gibbs
1854 : Benjamin Osgood Peirce
1862 : Macaulay
1865 : Wiman
1887 : Jackson
1891 : Privalov
1897 : Post
1909 : Chevalley
1909 : Friedrich Bachmann
1915 : Hamming
1917 : Alexiewicz
1920 : Specker
1921 : Matsushima
1927 : Stancu

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1617 : Magini
1626 : Cataldi
1650 : Descartes
1868 : Foucault
1923 : Killing
1942 : van Kampen
1947 : Abramescu
1974 : Smirnov
1976 : Wrinch

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Claude Chevalley René Descartes Wilhelm Killing


A quotation for today

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Discours de la Méthode. 1637.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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