25th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th February

Mathematicians born on this day:

1670 : Maria Winckelmann
1827 : Henry Watson
1902 : Kenjiro Shoda
1910 : George G Lorentz
1915 : James McConnell
1922 : Ernst Straus
1926 : Gündüz Ikeda
1938 : Robion Kirby

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1723 : Christopher Wren
1950 : Nikolai Luzin
1956 : Jacob Levitzki
1960 : John Dougall
1972 : Hugo Steinhaus
1988 : Kurt Mahler
1997 : Louis Auslander

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Christopher Wren Henry Watson Hugo Steinhaus

A quotation for today

Christopher Wren (1632 - 1723)

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.

Quoted in W H Auden and L Kronenberger The Viking Book of Aphorisms (New York 1966)

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