8th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th November


Mathematicians born on this day:

1656 : Edmond Halley
1843 : Moritz Pasch
1846 : Eugenio Bertini
1848 : Gottlob Frege
1854 : Johannes Robert Rydberg
1868 : Felix Hausdorff
1904 : William Edge
1914 : George Dantzig
1919 : Leopold Schmetterer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1633 : Xu Guang-qi
1719 : Michel Rolle
1858 : George Peacock
1940 : Andrei Petrovich Kiselev
1952 : Gino Fano
2001 : Albrecht Fröhlich

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Edmond Halley Gottlob Frege Felix Hausdorff


A quotation for today

William Edge (1904 - 1997)

Algebra exists only for the elucidation of geometry.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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