11th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 11th January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1545 : Guidobaldo del Monte
1707 : Vincenzo Riccati
1734 : Achille-Pierre Dionis du Séjour
1825 : William Spottiswoode
1826 : Giuseppe Battaglini
1837 : Hugh MacColl
1845 : Victor Bäcklund
1938 : Fischer Black

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1757 : Louis Castel
1903 : Henry Watson
1941 : Emanuel Lasker
1946 : J Watt Butters
1947 : Edward Ross
1949 : Torsten Carleman
2002 : Shanti Swarup Gupta
2019 : Michael Atiyah

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Guidobaldo del Monte Emanuel Lasker Vincenzo Riccati

A quotation for today

Emanuel Lasker (1868 - 1941)

On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in the checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite.

A Manual of Chess (London 1932)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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