16th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1495 : Petrus Apianus
1682 : John Hadley
1766 : John Leslie
1800 : Humphrey Lloyd
1820 : Victor Puiseux
1823 : Gotthold Eisenstein
1873 : Alfred Young
1885 : Karel Rychlik
1891 : Jenő Egerváry
1894 : Jerzy Neyman
1898 : Hellmuth Kneser

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1788 : Georges Buffon
1914 : George Hill
1919 : Paul Mansion
1956 : Hermann Ludwig Schmid
1998 : Alberto Calderón
2008 : Edward Lorenz

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Gotthold Eisenstein Georges Buffon Victor Puiseux


A quotation for today

Georges Buffon (1707 - 1788)

... all the work of the crystallographers serves only to demonstrate that there is only one variety everywhere where they suppose uniformity ... that in nature there is nothing absolute, nothing perfectly regular.

Histoire Naturelle des Minéraux

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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