29th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1256 : Ibn al-Banna
1751 : John Bonnycastle
1856 : Thomas Stieltjes
1861 : Kurt Hensel
1911 : Klaus Fuchs
1923 : Yvonne Bruhat

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1720 : Maria Winckelmann
1731 : Brook Taylor
1737 : Joseph Saurin
1891 : Leopold Kronecker
1939 : Kelly Miller
1941 : Tullio Levi-Civita
1941 : William James Macdonald

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Kurt Hensel Brook Taylor Leopold Kronecker


A quotation for today

Leopold Kronecker (1823 - 1891)

Die ganze Zahl schuf der liebe Gott, alles Übrige ist Menschenwerk.
God made the integers, all else is the work of man.

Quoted in Cajori, History of Mathematics (London 1919)

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