12th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1832 : Ludwig Sylow
1887 : Guido Ascoli
1913 : Emma Castelnuovo
1914 : José Sebastiao e Silva
1914 : András Rapcsák

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1685 : John Pell
1889 : Viktor Yakovlevich Bunyakovskii
1919 : Paul Stäckel
1921 : Henrietta Swan Leavitt
1965 : Tibor Radó
1977 : Arthur Erdélyi
1994 : Nicolaas Kuiper
2014 : Ivor Grattan-Guinness

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Ludwig Sylow Arthur Erdélyi Viktor Bunyakovsky

A quotation for today

John Pell (1611 - 1685)

No one, so far as i know, has dared to attempt this task, namely, to register in a catalogue all the simple sounds of human language, and all the simple concepts of the mind, and to express the compications of the latter by means of the former. May God ... permit me to begin, complete, and publish that work.

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