19th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1681 : Mei Juecheng
1832 : Bour
1862 : Loria
1865 : Flora Philip
1876 : James Gray
1919 : Suvorov
1927 : Lang
1930 : Kalman
1931 : Knapowski

Mathematicians who died on this day:

804 : Alcuin
1824 : Maseres
1942 : Larmor
1979 : Ralph James

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Alcuin of York Joseph Larmor Francis Maseres


A quotation for today

Francis Maseres (1731 - 1824)

Negative numbers darken the very whole doctrines of the equations and make dark of the things which are in their nature excessively obvious and simple.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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