19th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th April

Mathematicians born on this day:

1748 : Charles Tinseau
1846 : Henry Heaton
1858 : George Gibson
1880 : Evgeny Evgenievich Slutsky
1883 : Richard von Mises
1885 : Leonida Tonelli
1901 : Kiyoshi Oka
1905 : Charles Ehresmann
1909 : Hugh Alexander
1923 : Adegoke Olubummo

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1567 : Michael Stifel
1739 : Nicholas Saunderson
1791 : Richard Price
1881 : Karl Peterson
1914 : Charles S Peirce
1933 : Ernest Hobson
1974 : Alexander Dinghas
2013 : Kenneth Appel

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Evgeny Slutsky Richard von Mises Karl Peterson

A quotation for today

Charles S Peirce (1839 - 1914)

Among the minor, yet striking characteristics of mathematics, may be mentioned the fleshless and skeletal build of its propositions; the peculiar difficulty, complication, and stress of its reasonings; the perfect exactitude of its results; their broad universality; their practical infallibility.

Quoted in J R Newman, The World of Mathematics (New York 1956)

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