14th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 14th February

Mathematicians born on this day:

(Since today is St Valentine's day, you may care to look at some appropriate curves:

The Cardioid or another heart-shaped curve, or yet another one.)

1468 : Johann Werner
1839 : Hermann Hankel
1848 : Édouard Benjamin Baillaud
1868 : William Leslie Thomson
1877 : Edmund Landau
1896 : Arthur Milne
1898 : Fritz Zwicky
1926 : Henry Dye
1932 : Maurice Audin
1954 : Vladimir Drinfeld

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1744 : John Hadley
1894 : Eugène Catalan
1943 : David Hilbert
2001 : Helmut Wielandt
2007 : James Eells

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Edmund Landau David Hilbert Eugène Catalan

A quotation for today

Edmund Landau (1877 - 1938)

[Asked for a testimony to the effect that Emmy Noether was a great woman mathematician, he said:]
I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.

Quoted in J E Littlewood, A Mathematician's Miscellany, 1953

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

Previous Day Today Next Day Whole year
Main Index Biographies Index
Birth and death statistics

JOC/EFR May 2017

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland