4th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 4th July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1868 : Henrietta Swan Leavitt
1906 : Daniel Rutherford
1917 : Moshe Livsic
1928 : Jürgen Moser

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1742 : Guido Grandi
1901 : P G Tait
1954 : Eustachy Żyliński
1956 : Bernard Childs
1962 : T J J See
1981 : Niels Norlund
1986 : Oscar Zariski
1990 : Marshall Hall Jr
1993 : Alston Householder
2002 : Laurent Schwartz
2006 : Nathan Mendelsohn

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Oscar Zariski Dan Rutherford Peter Guthrie Tait


A quotation for today

Peter G Tait (1831 - 1901)

Perhaps to the student there is no part of elementary mathematics so repulsive as is spherical geometry.

Article on Quaternions Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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