26th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1780 : Mary Somerville
1791 : Charles Babbage
1861 : Friedrich Engel
1903 : Stephen Bosanquet
1907 : Leonard Carlitz
1937 : John Conway

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1624 : Simon Mayr
1889 : Jenő Hunyadi
1966 : Mikhail Fedorovich Subbotin
1973 : Harold Hotelling
1977 : Walter R Talbot
1979 : Helmut Hasse
1992 : John Kemeny
1997 : Cahit Arf
2006 : Martin Kruskal
2011 : John Howie

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Mary Somerville Charles Babbage Helmut Hasse


A quotation for today

Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871)

The whole of the developments and operations of analysis are now capable of being executed by machinery. ... As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of science.

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (London 1864)

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