Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th March

Mathematicians born on this day:

1538 : Christopher Clavius
1681 : Gabriele Manfredi
1798 : Christoph Gudermann
1859 : Samuil Osipovich Shatunovsky
1896 : Rolin Wavre
1898 : David Widder
1939 : Richard Tapia

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1818 : Caspar Wessel
1975 : David Jack
1984 : Gustav Elfving

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Christopher Clavius Gabriele Manfredi

A quotation for today

ClaviusChristopher Clavius (1538 - 1612)

I shall cite two remarkable eclipses of the Sun, which happened in my own time and thus not long ago. ... There was darkness in some manner greater than night; neither could one see where one stepped. Stars appeared in the sky and (marvellous to behold) the birds fell down from the sky to the ground in terror of such horrid darkness.

JOC/EFR May 2017 School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland
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