29th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th August

Mathematicians born on this day:

1904 : Roth
1918 : Herivel
1945 : Knorr

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1873 : Hankel
1930 : Bolam
1937 : Hölder
1975 : Éamon de Valera
1990 : Mikhlin

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Otto Hölder Leonard Roth Éamon de Valera

A quotation for today

Hermann Hankel (1839 - 1873)

In most sciences one generation tears down what another has built, and what one has established, another undoes. In mathematics alone each generation adds a new storey to the old structure.
Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

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