Mathematicians born on this day:
1606 : Caramuel 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1691 : Auzout 
AugustinLouis Cauchy  Franz Neumann  Thomas Clausen 
Lipa Bers (1914  1993)
... mathematics is very much like poetry ... what makes a good poem  a great poem  is that there is a large amount of thought expressed in very few words. In this sense formulas like or are poems.
Quoted in D Albers, G Alexanderson, C Reid, More Mathematical People
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