25th June

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th June

Mathematicians born on this day:

1734 : Monteiro da Rocha
1866 : Ralph Sampson
1888 : William Threlfall
1906 : Samuel Verblunsky
1908 : Willard Van Quine
1908 : Gustav Elfving

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1671 : Giovanni Battista Riccioli
1936 : Stefan Cohn-Vossen
1941 : Alfred Pringsheim
1974 : Cornelius Lanczos
1978 : Hsien C Wang
2006 : Irving Kaplansky

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Cornelius Lanczos Irving Kaplansky Alfred Pringsheim

A quotation for today

Cornelius Lanczos (1893 - 1974)

Astronomy was the cradle of the natural sciences and the starting point of geometrical theories.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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