16th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th August

Mathematicians born on this day:

1744 : Mechain
1773 : Francoeur
1821 : Cayley
1837 : Tilly
1842 : Rosanes
1852 : Graf
1870 : Frank Jackson
1888 : Rey Pastor
1905 : Rejewski
1907 : Kurepa

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1705 : Jacob Bernoulli
1836 : Parseval
1981 : Vagner
1995 : Benjamin
2013 : David Rees

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Arthur Cayley Jacob Bernoulli Louis Benjamin Francoeur

A quotation for today

Jacob Bernoulli (1654 - 1705)

Eadem mutata resurgo
Though changed I shall rise the same
Inscribed on his tomb in the Münster, Basel, with a equiangular spiral, in imitation of Archimedes.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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