5th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th July

Mathematicians born on this day:

1787 : John Cruickshank
1820 : William Rankine
1865 : Benjamin Franklin Finkel

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1926 : Scott Lang
1932 : René Baire
1942 : Oskar Bolza
1977 : Henry Scheffé

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Oskar Bolza René Baire Henry Scheffé

A quotation for today

René Baire (1874 - 1932)

Generally speaking, in the framework of ideas that here concern us, every problem in the theory of functions leads to certain questions in the theory of sets, and it is to the degree that these latter questions are resolved, that it is possible to solve the given problem more or less completely.

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