31st October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 31st October

Mathematicians born on this day:

1711 : Laura Bassi
1815 : Karl Weierstrass
1883 : David Gibb
1890 : Joseph Pérès
1902 : Abraham Wald
1919 : Magnus Wenninger
1925 : John Pople
1935 : Ronald Graham

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1897 : Samuel Haughton
1987 : Raj Chandra Bose
1988 : George Uhlenbeck
1988 : Theodor Schneider

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Karl Weierstrass Laura Bassi Ron Graham

A quotation for today

Karl Weierstrass (1815 - 1897)

It is true that a mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a perfect mathematician.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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