7th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 7th December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1637 : William Neile
1647 : Giovanni Ceva
1823 : Leopold Kronecker
1826 : Christian Wiener
1830 : Luigi Cremona
1924 : Mary Ellen Rudin
1936 : Oleksandr Mikolaiovich Sharkovsky
1953 : Zoltán Balogh

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1912 : George Darwin
1928 : James Whitbread Lee Glaisher
1952 : Forest Ray Moulton
1979 : Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
2011 : Tonny Springer

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Leopold Kronecker Luigi Cremona George Darwin

A quotation for today

James Glaisher (1848 - 1928)

The mathematician requires tact and good taste at every step of his work, and he has to learn to trust to his own instinct to distinguish between what is really worthy of his efforts and what is not.

Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Squared (Boston 1972)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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