24th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1562 : Xu Guangqi
1750 : Lhuilier
1863 : Vailati
1899 : Zariski
1902 : Haack
1919 : Blackwell
1929 : Munn
1947 : Arino

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1656 : Fincke
1930 : Dudeney
1952 : Kramers

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Oscar Zariski Henry Dudeney Xu Guang-qi


A quotation for today

Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857 - 1930)

A good puzzle should demand the exercise of our best wit and ingenuity, and although a knowledge of mathematics and of logic are often of great service in the solution of these things, yet it sometimes happens that a kind of natural cunning and sagacity is of considerable value.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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