16th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1495 : Apianus
1682 : Hadley
1766 : Leslie
1820 : Puiseux
1823 : Eisenstein
1873 : Alfred Young
1885 : Rychlik
1894 : Neyman
1898 : Hellmuth Kneser

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1788 : Buffon
1914 : Hill
1919 : Mansion
1956 : Schmid
1998 : Calderon
2008 : Edward Lorenz

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Gotthold Eisenstein Georges Buffon Victor Puiseux


A quotation for today

Georges Buffon (1707 - 1788)

... all the work of the crystallographers serves only to demonstrate that there is only one variety everywhere where they suppose uniformity ... that in nature there is nothing absolute, nothing perfectly regular.

Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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