27th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1667 : Johann Bernoulli
1801 : Airy
1844 : Scholtz
1848 : Eötvös
1849 : Hopkinson
1867 : Derrick Norman Lehmer
1871 : Zermelo
1879 : Picken
1921 : Kubilius

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1759 : Maupertuis
1870 : Finck
1931 : Herbrand
1987 : Mikusinski
1999 : Aleksandr Aleksandrov

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Johann Bernoulli George Airy Pierre de Maupertuis


A quotation for today

Johann Bernoulli (1667 - 1748)

I recognize the lion by his claw.
[After reading an anonymous solution to a problem that he realized was Newton's solution.]

Quoted in G. Simmons, Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill, 1992

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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