1st December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 1st December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1671 : John Keill
1792 : Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky
1847 : Christine Ladd-Franklin
1892 : A A Krishnaswami Ayyangar
1892 : Félix Pollaczek
1948 : Philippe Flajolet

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1750 : Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
1947 : G H Hardy
1977 : Kenneth May
1983 : Leon Mirsky
2007 : Leone Burton

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Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevskii G H Hardy Leon Mirsky

A quotation for today

G H Hardy (1877 - 1947)

In great mathematics there is a very high degree of unexpectedness, combined with inevitability and economy.

A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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