25th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1670 : Kirch
1827 : Henry Watson
1902 : Shoda
1910 : George G Lorentz
1922 : Straus
1926 : Ikeda
1938 : Kirby

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1723 : Wren
1950 : Luzin
1960 : Dougall
1972 : Steinhaus
1988 : Mahler

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Christopher Wren Henry Watson Hugo Steinhaus


A quotation for today

Christopher Wren (1632 - 1723)

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.

Quoted in W H Auden and L Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms (New York 1966)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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