8th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 8th July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1760 : Christian Kramp
1777 : Daniel Hecht
1828 : Robert Ferguson
1892 : Torsten Carleman
1904 : Henri Cartan
1915 : Kenneth May

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1390 : Albert of Saxony
1695 : Christiaan Huygens
1934 : Édouard Benjamin Baillaud
1971 : Kurt Reidemeister
1990 : Ottó Steinfeld
1990 : David Widder
2008 : Sixto Ríos
2010 : David Blackwell

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Henri Cartan Christiaan Huygens Kurt Reidemeister


A quotation for today

Johann Regiomontanus (1436 - 1476)

You, who wish to study great and wonderful things, who wonder about the movement of the stars, must read these theorems about triangles. Knowing these ideas will open the door to all of astronomy and to certain geometric problems.

De Tringulis Omnimodis

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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