Mathematicians born on this day:
1667 : Johann Bernoulli |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1759 : Maupertuis |

Johann Bernoulli | George Airy | Pierre de Maupertuis |

**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

JOC/EFR January 2013
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