13th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 13th July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1527 : Dee
1741 : Hindenburg
1904 : Foster

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1807 : Johann(III) Bernoulli
1941 : Privalov
1983 : Fuller

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

John Dee


A quotation for today

John Dee (1527 - 1608)

There is (gentle reader) nothing (the works of God only set apart) which so much beautifies and adorns the soul and mind of man as does knowledge of the good arts and sciences. ... Many ... arts there are which beautify the mind of man; but of all none do more garnish and beautify it than those arts which are called mathematical, unto the knowledge of which no man can attain, without perfect knowledge and instruction of the principles, grounds, and Elements of Geometry.

The Mathematical Preface

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