6th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 6th March


Mathematicians born on this day:

1847 : Arzela
1866 : Bortolotti
1875 : Blades
1897 : Numbers
1901 : Akhiezer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1866 : Whewell
1939 : Lindemann
1944 : Kotelnikov
2005 : Bethe

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Ferdinand von Lindemann William Whewell Hans Bethe


A quotation for today

William Whewell (1794-1866)

Nobody since Newton has been able to use geometrical methods to the same extent for the like purposes; and as we read the Principia we feel as when we are in an ancient armoury where the weapons are of gigantic size; and as we look at them we marvel what manner of man he was who could use as a weapon what we can scarcely lift as a burden.

Quoted in J R Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, 1956.

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