22nd July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 22nd July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1755 : de Prony
1784 : Bessel
1795 : Lamé
1872 : Alexander Durie Russell
1882 : Knopp
1887 : Gustav Hertz
1902 : Baer
1935 : Stallings
1948 : Kintala

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1575 : Maurolico
1943 : Osgood
1950 : Stepanov
1959 : Dantzig
1995 : Boruvka

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Wilhelm Bessel Gabriel Lamé Reinhold Baer


A quotation for today

David van Dantzig (1900 - 1959)

The mathematician may be compared to a designer of garments, who is utterly oblivious of the creatures whom his garments may fit. To be sure, his art originated in the necessity for clothing such creatures, but this was long ago; to this day a shape will occasionally appear which will fit into the garment as if the garment had been made for it. Then there is no end of surprise and delight.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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