16th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1514 : Georg Joachim Rheticus
1698 : Pierre Bouguer
1822 : Francis Galton
1903 : Beniamino Segre
1903 : Geoffrey Timms
1905 : Tiberiu Popoviciu
1908 : Guglielmo Righini
1937 : Yuri Ivanovich Manin

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1636 : Henry Gellibrand
1892 : Thomas Hirst
1971 : Rex Tims
1976 : Lyudmila Vsevolodovna Keldysh
1977 : Rózsa Péter
1980 : Edward Copson
1999 : James McConnell

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Francis Galton Edward Copson Pierre Bouguer


A quotation for today

Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514 - 1574)

The planets show again and again all the phenomena which God desired to be seen from the earth.

Quoted in O Neugebauer, The Exact Sciences in Antiquity

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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