22nd January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 22nd January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1592 : Pierre Gassendi
1866 : Gustav de Vries
1874 : Leonard Dickson
1880 : Frigyes Riesz
1885 : John McWhan
1908 : Lev Landau
1929 : Volodymyr Petryshyn

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1904 : George Salmon
1921 : Georges Humbert
1922 : Camille Jordan
1936 : V Ramaswami Aiyar
1951 : Harald Bohr
1975 : Paul Montel
1987 : Patrick Du Val
1989 : Sydney Goldstein
1990 : Bill Ferrar

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Pierre Gassendi Leonard Dickson Harald Bohr


A quotation for today

Leonard E Dickson (1874 - 1954)

Thank God that number theory is unsullied by any application.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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