26th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th February

Mathematicians born on this day:

1786 : Arago
1799 : Clapeyron
1843 : Geiser
1926 : Sandy Green

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1638 : Bachet
1985 : Koopmans

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François Arago Emile Clapeyron Claude Bachet

A quotation for today

Francois Arago (1786 - 1853)

Euler calculated without effort, just as men breathe, as eagles sustain themselves in the air.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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