15th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1564 : Galileo
1588 : Bramer
1839 : Adolph Mayer
1839 : Zeuthen
1850 : Bryant
1851 : Haret
1861 : Whitehead
1882 : Koebe
1915 : Hsiung

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1739 : Manfredi
1847 : Dandelin
1849 : Verhulst
1900 : John Walker
1940 : Toeplitz
1974 : Hugh Alexander
1974 : Snedecor
1988 : Feynman

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Galileo Galilei Alfred Whitehead Richard Feynman


A quotation for today

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Epur si muove
And yet it does move.

[Apocryphal words to himself after making his abjuration of heliocentricity.]

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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