25th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

(Because of the difference between the Gregorian and the Julian calendars, Christmas Day 1642 was celebrated on Newton's birthday in England.
We have taken his birthday as 4th January 1643.)

1642 : Isaac Newton
1883 : Frances Chick Wood
1900 : Antoni Zygmund
1901 : Oene Bottema
1905 : Gottfried Köthe

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1921 : Piers Bohl
1929 : Percy MacMahon
1941 : Theodor Molien
1944 : Wilhelm Kutta
1981 : Gheorghe Mihoc
2000 : Willard Van Quine

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Antoni Zygmund Isaac Newton Wilhelm Kutta


A quotation for today

Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727)

Numero pondere et mensura Deus omnia condidit
God created everything by number, weight and measure.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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