Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1772 : Robert Haldane
1832 : Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
1889 : Balthasar van der Pol
1895 : Karl Reinhardt
1903 : Howard Percy Robertson
1931 : Igor Kluvánek

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1667 : Gregory of Saint-Vincent
1823 : Charles Hutton
1860 : János Bolyai
1895 : James Cockle
1927 : Henry Heaton
1947 : Alexander Brown
1965 : Philip Franklin
1969 : Balfour Lockhart
1972 : Richard Courant
1973 : Alan Broadbent
1995 : Raphael Robinson
2001 : Robert Rankin

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Charles Dodgson János Bolyai Richard Courant


A quotation for today

BolyaiJános Bolyai (1802 - 1860)

Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no human can hasten or retard.

Quoted in I Kleiner, Thinking the unthinkable, Mathematics Teacher 81 (7) 1988, 590.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians.



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