16th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1718 : Agnesi
1821 : Chebyshev
1878 : Lichtenstein
1909 : Romberg
1911 : John Todd
1934 : Roy Kerr

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1830 : Fourier
1935 : Macdonald
1983 : Zeckendorf
1989 : Ernst Mohr
2012 : Tanaka

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Maria Gaetana Agnesi Pafnuty Chebyshev Joseph Fourier


A quotation for today

Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821 - 1894)

To isolate mathematics from the practical demands of the sciences is to invite the sterility of a cow shut away from the bulls.

Quoted in G Simmons, Calculus Gems (New York 1992)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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