12th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 12th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1820 : Florence Nightingale
1820 : John Casey
1845 : Henri Brocard
1851 : Samuel Dickstein
1857 : Oskar Bolza
1865 : Thomas Scott Fiske
1900 : Pedro Puig Adam
1902 : Frank Yates
1919 : Wen-Tsun Wu
1939 : Herbert Pahlings
1977 : Maryam Mirzakhani

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1003 : Gerbert of Aurillac
1682 : Michelangelo Ricci
1742 : Joseph Privat de Molières
1856 : Jacques Binet
1927 : Giuseppe Bagnera
1952 : George Lidstone

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Jacques Binet Oskar Bolza Florence Nightingale


A quotation for today

Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)

The true foundation of theology is to ascertain the character of God. It is by the art of Statistics that law in the social sphere can be ascertained and codified, and certain aspects of the character of God thereby revealed. The study of statistics is thus a religious service.

F N David: Games, God and Gambling (1962)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland