Mathematicians born on this day:
1468 : Werner (Since today is St Valentine's day, you may care to look at some appropriate curves: The Cardioid or another heart-shaped curve, or yet another one.) |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1744 : Hadley |

Edmund Landau | David Hilbert | Eugène Catalan |

**Edmund Landau** (1877 - 1938)

[Asked for a testimony to the effect that Emmy Noether was a great woman mathematician, he said:]

I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.

Quoted in J E Littlewood, *A Mathematician's Miscellany,* 1953

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR April 2015
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