19th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1681 : Mei Juecheng
1832 : Edmond Bour
1862 : Gino Loria
1865 : Flora Philip
1876 : James Gray
1919 : Georgii Dmitrievich Suvorov
1927 : Serge Lang
1930 : Rudolf Kalman
1931 : Stanislaw Knapowski
1962 : Richard Taylor

Mathematicians who died on this day:

804 : Alcuin
1824 : Francis Maseres
1940 : Philipp Furtwängler
1942 : Joseph Larmor
1979 : Ralph James

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Alcuin of York Joseph Larmor Francis Maseres


A quotation for today

Francis Maseres (1731 - 1824)

Negative numbers darken the very whole doctrines of the equations and make dark of the things which are in their nature excessively obvious and simple.

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