13th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 13th February

Mathematicians born on this day:

1805 : Lejeune Dirichlet
1882 : Tadeusz Banachiewicz
1890 : Glenny Smeal
1891 : Ivan Ivanovich Privalov
1900 : Abraham Plessner
1906 : Edward Maitland Wright
1926 : Tonny Springer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1787 : Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich
1874 : Franz Adolph Taurinus
1926 : Francis Edgeworth
1947 : Erich Hecke
1956 : Jan Łukasiewicz
1976 : Thomas Flett
1980 : Marian Rejewski
1992 : Nikolai Nikolaevich Bogolyubov
1997 : Mark Aleksandrovich Krasnosel'skii
2013 : Akos Seress
2015 : Albert Nijenhuis
2016 : Chris Zeeman

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Lejeune Dirichlet Ruggero Boscovich Francis Edgeworth

A quotation for today

Ruggero Boscovich (1711 - 1787)

Homo hominem arreptum a Tellure, et ubicumque exigua impulsum vi vel une etiam oris flatu impetitum, ab hominum omnium commercio in infinitum expelleret, nunquam per totam aeternitatem rediturum.
Were it not for gravity one man might hurl another by a puff of his breath into the depths of space, beyond recall for all eternity.


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