28th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1552 : Bürgi
1735 : Vandermonde
1859 : Cajori
1861 : Alison
1878 : Fatou
1889 : Hyman Levy
1894 : Agnes Scott
1925 : Nirenberg
1954 : Bourgain

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1742 : 'sGravesande
1863 : Kulik
1956 : Riesz
1991 : Hoeffding

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Joost Bürgi Frigyes Riesz Florian Cajori


A quotation for today

Florian Cajori (1859 - 1930)

The best review of arithmetic consists in the study of algebra.

The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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