16th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1637 : William Neile
1804 : Viktor Yakovlevich Bunyakovskii
1849 : Julius König
1887 : Johann Radon
1932 : Grace Alele-Williams

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1933 : Ludwig Schlesinger
1934 : Gustav de Vries
1946 : William B Coutts

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Viktor Yakovlevich Bunyakovskii Johann Radon Gustav de Vries

A quotation for today

William Neile (1637 - 1670)

I am sorry we should want any assistance to philosophy, since the Great Turk or the like kind of Hectors can have it may be 100,000 men to besiege a town or make a conquest perchance of less importance by much than to discover the use of the air or of the commonest thing in nature.

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