25th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th October

Mathematicians born on this day:

1811 : Évariste Galois
1886 : Lester R Ford
1926 : James Eells

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1647 : Evangelista Torricelli
1733 : Giovanni Saccheri
1884 : Alberto Castigliano
1905 : Otto Stolz
1914 : Wilhelm Lexis
1925 : Mór Réthy
1933 : Albert Wangerin
1970 : Edward Collingwood
1996 : Ennio De Giorgi
1997 : Mina Rees
2002 : René Thom

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Évariste Galois Evangelista Torricelli Wilhelm Lexis

A quotation for today

Évariste Galois (1811 - 1832)

Unfortunately what is little recognized is that the most worthwhile scientific books are those in which the author clearly indicates what he does not know; for an author most hurts his readers by concealing difficulties.

Quoted in N Rose, Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

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