6th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 6th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1561 : Thomas Fincke
1655 : Jacob Bernoulli
1807 : Józeph Petzval
1841 : Rudolf Sturm
1883 : Francisco José Duarte
1926 : Walter Hayman
1934 : William Browder

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1607 : Guidobaldo del Monte
1689 : Seth Ward
1826 : John Farey
1886 : Jean Claude Saint-Venant
1918 : Georg Cantor
1920 : Hieronymus Georg Zeuthen
1922 : Jakob Rosanes
1930 : Eduard Study
1953 : Giovanni Vacca
1955 : John Mackie
1997 : Göran Borg

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Georg Cantor Jacob Bernoulli Seth Ward


A quotation for today

Georg Cantor (1845 - 1918)

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.

(A thesis defended at Cantor's doctoral examination)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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