Mathematicians born on this day:
1596 : René Descartes
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1624 : João Baptista Lavanha
|René Descartes||Thomas Kirkman||Isaac Newton|
I know not what I appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell, whilest the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Quoted in D Brewster, Memoirs of Newton
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