Mathematicians who were born or died on 17th July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1831 : Amédée Mannheim
1837 : Wilhelm Lexis
1863 : Herbert Richmond
1868 : Peter Comrie
1894 : Warren Weaver
1894 : Georges Lemaître
1909 : Geoffrey Walker
1913 : Giuseppe Pompilj
1944 : Krystyna Kuperberg
1975 : Terence Tao

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1790 : Johann(II) Bernoulli
1899 : Charles Graves
1912 : Henri Poincaré
1917 : Giuseppe Veronese
1949 : Roland Richardson
1963 : Bevan Braithwaite Baker
1980 : Boris Nikolaevich Delone
1993 : Adolph Pavlovich Yushkevich
1998 : Sir James Lighthill
2007 : François Bruhat
2011 : Norrie Everitt

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Wilhelm Lexis Henri Poincaré James Lighthill


A quotation for today

PoincareHenri Poincaré (1854 - 1912)

Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

La Science et l'hypothèse.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians.



JOC/EFR May 2017 School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland
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