4th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 4th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1795 : Thomas Carlyle
1806 : John T Graves
1886 : Ludwig Bieberbach
1890 : Harry Carver
1938 : George E Andrews

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1131 : Omar Khayyam
1574 : Georg Joachim Rheticus
1679 : Thomas Hobbes
1934 : Horace Lamb

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Thomas Hobbes Omar Khayyam Horace Lamb


A quotation for today

Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514 - 1574)

The planets show again and again all the phenomena which God desired to be seen from the earth.

Quoted in O Neugebauer, The Exact Sciences in Antiquity

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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