9th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 9th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1581 : Claude Gaspar Bachet
1704 : Johann Segner
1873 : Karl Schwarzschild
1898 : Heinrich Behnke
1901 : Winifred Deans
1911 : Luis Antonio Santaló
1927 : Friedrich Horn
1928 : Richard Varga
1941 : Alan Day
1949 : Fan Chung

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1253 : Robert Grosseteste
1806 : Benjamin Banneker
1807 : Gianfrancesco Malfatti
1909 : Hugh Blackburn
1948 : Joseph Wedderburn
1990 : Georges de Rham

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Johann Andrea von Segner Joseph Wedderburn Claude Bachet


A quotation for today

Robert Grosseteste (1168 - 1253)

This part of optics, when well understood, shows us how we may make things a very long distance off appear as if placed very close, and large near things appear very small, and how we may make small things placed at a distance appear any size we want, so that it may be possible for us to read the smallest letters at incredible distances, or to count sand, or seed, or any sort or minute objects.



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