23rd January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 23rd January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1719 : John Landen
1806 : Ferdinand Minding
1840 : Ernst Abbe
1854 : Leopold Klug
1862 : David Hilbert
1878 : Edwin P Adams
1889 : Anton Kazimirovich Suschkevich
1924 : Sir James Lighthill

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1785 : Matthew Stewart
1952 : Jacov Il'ich Frenkel
1953 : Kazimierz Żorawski
1991 : Ole Peder Arvesen

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David Hilbert James Lighthill Ernst Abbe

A quotation for today

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.

Quoted in N Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims (Raleigh N C 1988)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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