29th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1803 : Christian Doppler
1847 : George Greenhill
1849 : Horace Lamb
1854 : Christian Beyel
1859 : Jérôme Franel
1866 : Ernest Brown
1879 : Nikolai Mitrofanovich Krylov
1892 : Gustav Doetsch
1959 : Richard Borcherds

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1759 : Nicolaus(I) Bernoulli
1872 : Mary Somerville
1920 : Thomas Bond Sprague
1953 : Ernest William Barnes
1991 : Theodor Estermann
1992 : Jean Dieudonné
2004 : Johannes Boersma
2010 : Richard Schelp

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Mary Somerville Ernest Brown Horace Lamb

A quotation for today

Mary Somerville (1780 - 1872)

Nothing has afforded me so convincing a proof of the unity of the Deity as these purely mental conceptions of numerical and mathematical science which have been by slow degrees vouchsafed to man, and are still granted in these latter times by the Differential Calculus, now superseded by the Higher Algebra, all of which must have existed in that sublimely omniscient Mind from eternity.

Quoted in Martha Somerville, Personal Recollections of Mary Somerville (Boston, 1874)

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