24th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th April

Mathematicians born on this day:

1562 : Xu Guang-qi
1750 : Simon Lhuilier
1863 : Giovanni Vailati
1899 : Oscar Zariski
1902 : Wolfgang Haack
1919 : David Blackwell
1929 : Douglas Munn
1947 : Ovide Arino

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1656 : Thomas Fincke
1930 : Henry Ernest Dudeney
1952 : Hendrik Kramers

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Oscar Zariski Henry Dudeney Xu Guang-qi

A quotation for today

Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857 - 1930)

A good puzzle should demand the exercise of our best wit and ingenuity, and although a knowledge of mathematics and of logic are often of great service in the solution of these things, yet it sometimes happens that a kind of natural cunning and sagacity is of considerable value.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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