11th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 11th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1657 : Bernard de Fontenelle
1800 : Henry Fox Talbot
1839 : J Willard Gibbs
1854 : Benjamin Osgood Peirce
1862 : Francis Macaulay
1865 : Anders Wiman
1887 : John Jackson
1891 : Ivan Ivanovich Privalov
1897 : Emil Post
1909 : Claude Chevalley
1909 : Friedrich Bachmann
1915 : Richard Hamming
1917 : Andrzej Alexiewicz
1920 : Ernst Specker
1921 : Yozo Matsushima
1927 : Dimitrei D Stancu

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1617 : Giovanni Magini
1626 : Pietro Cataldi
1650 : René Descartes
1868 : Léon Foucault
1923 : Wilhelm Killing
1942 : Egbert van Kampen
1947 : Nicolae Abramescu
1974 : Vladimir Smirnov
1976 : Dorothy Wrinch
2008 : Alexander Andreevich Samarskii
2016 : Hans Meinhardt

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Claude Chevalley René Descartes Wilhelm Killing


A quotation for today

René Descartes (1596 - 1650)

If you would be a real seeker after truth, you must at least once in your life doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Discours de la Méthode. 1637.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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