13th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 13th July

Mathematicians born on this day:

1527 : John Dee
1741 : Carl Friedrich Hindenburg
1904 : Alfred Foster

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1762 : James Bradley
1807 : Johann(III) Bernoulli
1941 : Ivan Ivanovich Privalov
1983 : R Buckminster Fuller
2016 : Ward Cheney

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John Dee Johann (III) Bernoulli R Buckminster Fuller

A quotation for today

John Dee (1527 - 1608)

There is (gentle reader) nothing (the works of God only set apart) which so much beautifies and adorns the soul and mind of man as does knowledge of the good arts and sciences. ... Many ... arts there are which beautify the mind of man; but of all none do more garnish and beautify it than those arts which are called mathematical, unto the knowledge of which no man can attain, without perfect knowledge and instruction of the principles, grounds, and Elements of Geometry.

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