29th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1850 : Story
1854 : Poincaré
1872 : Moulton
1876 : Montel
1886 : Walter Brown
1930 : Wang Yuan
1936 : Strassen

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1864 : Brianchon
1872 : Duhamel
1894 : Battaglini
1916 : Gram
1951 : Wittgenstein
1970 : Finsler
1975 : Burchnall
1981 : Pollaczek

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Henri Poincaré Jean-Marie Duhamel Ludwig Wittgenstein


A quotation for today

Henri Poincaré (1854 - 1912)

I entered an omnibus to go to some place or other. At that moment when I put my foot on the step the idea came to me, without anything in my former thoughts seeming to have paved the way for it, that the transformations I had used to define the Fuchsian functions were identical with non-Euclidean geometry.

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