26th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 26th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1786 : François Arago
1843 : Karl Geiser
1926 : J A Green

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1638 : Claude Gaspar Bachet
1985 : Tjalling Charles Koopmans
1985 : Albert Bharucha-Reid
2017 : Ludwig Dmitrievich Faddeev

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François Arago Karl Geiser Claude Bachet


A quotation for today

Francois Arago (1786 - 1853)

Euler calculated without effort, just as men breathe, as eagles sustain themselves in the air.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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