10th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 10th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1875 : Issai Schur
1899 : Szolem Mandelbrojt
1905 : Ruth Moufang
1906 : Grigore Moisil
1922 : Douglas Jones
1938 : Donald Knuth

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1833 : Adrien-Marie Legendre
1843 : Louis Puissant
1929 : Karl Heun
1941 : Issai Schur
1944 : Thomas Scott Fiske
1976 : Alexander Buchan
1984 : Stephen Bosanquet
1998 : Wolfgang Hahn
2014 : David Cariolaro

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Adrien-Marie Legendre Ruth Moufang Donald Knuth


A quotation for today

Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752 - 1833)

It is a matter for considerable regret that Fermat, who cultivated the theory of numbers with so much success, did not leave us with the proofs of the theorems he discovered. In truth, Messrs Euler and Lagrange, who have not distained this kind of research, have proved most of these theorems, and have even substituted extensive theories for the isolated propositions of Fermat. But there are several proofs which have resisted their efforts.

Recherches d'Analyse Indéterminée, Hist Acad Roy des Sciences (1785/1788) 513.

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