8th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

  : Proclus
1627 : Jonas Moore
1677 : Jacques Cassini
1700 : Daniel Bernoulli
1845 : Francis Edgeworth
1856 : Donald Macmillan
1875 : Thomas Bromwich
1889 : Robert Dunbar
1908 : Ivor Etherington
1922 : Gaetano Fichera
1924 : Irving Reiner
1928 : Ennio De Giorgi
1930 : Norman Alling
1930 : Hans Grauert
1960 : Yewande Olubummo

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1907 : Giacinto Morera
1933 : Gomes Teixeira
1936 : Emilie Martin
1956 : Johannes Haantjes
1957 : John von Neumann
1971 : Louis Antoine
1974 : Fritz Zwicky
1976 : Karl Maruhn
1983 : Robert Geary
2005 : Germund Dahlquist
2015 : Ola Bratteli

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Daniel Bernoulli John von Neumann Francis Edgeworth


A quotation for today

John von Neumann (1903 - 1957)

Anyone who considers arithmetic methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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