21st August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1789 : Cauchy
1860 : Alexander Morgan
1881 : Archibald Richardson
1901 : Copson
1905 : Alexander Doniphan Wallace
1909 : Bogolyubov
1932 : Branges
1934 : Paul-André Meyer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1757 : Samuel König
1771 : Fontaine des Bertins
1836 : Navier
1927 : Burnside
1933 : Lichtenstein
1961 : MacDuffee
1972 : Gwilt
1974 : Milne-Thomson
1995 : Chandrasekhar
2006 : Lob
2012 : Thurston

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Augustin-Louis Cauchy Edward Copson William Burnside


A quotation for today

Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789 - 1857)

Men pass away, but their deeds abide.
[His last words (?)]

Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Revisited (Boston 1971)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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