14th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 14th October

Mathematicians born on this day:

1687 : Robert Simson
1801 : Joseph Plateau
1868 : Alessandro Padoa
1882 : Éamon de Valera

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1956 : Jules Richard
1971 : Norman Steenrod
1982 : Hugh Dowker
1982 : Hubert Linfoot
2010 : Benoit Mandelbrot

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Jules Richard Benoit Mandelbrot Joseph Plateau

A quotation for today

Benoit Mandelbrot (1924 - 2010)

Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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