31st December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 31st December


Mathematicians born on this day:

1856 : William Thomson
1872 : Volodymyr Levytsky
1896 : Carl Siegel
1916 : Douglas Northcott
1937 : Vladimir Maz'ya
1945 : Leonard Adleman
1952 : Vaughan Jones

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1610 : Ludolph Van Ceulen
1659 : János Apáczai
1679 : Giovanni Alfonso Borelli
1719 : John Flamsteed
1894 : Thomas Stieltjes
1912 : Robert Ferguson
1944 : Nikolai Evgrafovich Kochin
1956 : Edwin P Adams
1962 : Charles Galton Darwin
1982 : Kurt Friedrichs

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Ludolph Van Ceulen John Flamsteed Thomas Stieltjes


A quotation for today

John Flamsteed (1646 - 1719)

I crave the liberty to conceal my name, not to suppress it. I have composed the letters of it written in Latin in this sentence --
In Mathesi a sole fundes.
[Anagram from Latinized name, Iohannes Flamsteedius]



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