28th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 28th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1552 : Jost Bürgi
1735 : Alexandre-Theophile Vandermonde
1803 : Christian Heinrich von Nagel
1859 : Florian Cajori
1861 : John Alison
1878 : Pierre Fatou
1889 : Hyman Levy
1894 : Agnes Scott
1925 : Louis Nirenberg
1954 : Jean Bourgain

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1742 : Willem 'sGravesande
1863 : Jakob Kulik
1932 : Guillaume Bigourdan
1956 : Frigyes Riesz
1991 : Wassily Hoeffding

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Joost Bürgi Frigyes Riesz Florian Cajori


A quotation for today

Florian Cajori (1859 - 1930)

The best review of arithmetic consists in the study of algebra.

The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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