24th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1794 : William Whewell
1820 : William Chauvenet
1888 : Giovanni Sansone
1903 : Władysław Orlicz
1909 : Karl Heinrich Weise
1914 : Federico Cafiero

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1543 : Nicolaus Copernicus
1843 : Sylvestre Lacroix
1896 : Luigi Menabrea
1912 : Heinrich Friedrich Weber
1976 : John Evelyn

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Nicolaus Copernicus William Whewell Sylvestre Lacroix

A quotation for today

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543)

Mathemata mathematicis scribuntur
Mathematics is written for mathematicians

De Revolutionibus

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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