27th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th May

Mathematicians born on this day:

1862 : John Campbell
1907 : Herbert Seifert
1919 : Erwin Hiebert

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1833 : William Morgan
1928 : Arthur Schönflies
1962 : Felix Behrend
1964 : Brian Haselgrove
2004 : Mikhail Mikhailovich Postnikov

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Arthur Schönflies John Campbell Herbert Seifert

A quotation for today

Herbert Seifert (1907 - 1976)

Today it is very hard to write mathematical books.
A quote from Kepler that appeared in Seifert and Threlfall's Lectures in Topology (1934) and which got the authors into trouble with the authorities.

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