29th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th October

Mathematicians born on this day:

1753 : Nicola Fergola
1897 : Edwin Pitman
1910 : Daniel Pedoe
1925 : Klaus Roth
1925 : Nathan Divinsky
1950 : Gamal Ismail

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1783 : Jean d'Alembert
1914 : Giovanni Guccia
1921 : Konstantin Alekseevich Andreev
1931 : Gabriel Koenigs
1933 : Paul Painlevé
1975 : Tiberiu Popoviciu
1985 : Evgenii Mikhailovich Lifshitz
1993 : Lipman Bers
1993 : Robert Dilworth

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Jean d'Alembert Klaus Roth Paul Painlevé

A quotation for today

Jean d'Alembert (1717 - 1783)

Allez en avant, et la foi vous viendra
Push on and faith will catch up with you.
[advice to those who questioned the calculus]

Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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