22nd July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 22nd July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1755 : Gaspard de Prony
1784 : Wilhelm Bessel
1795 : Gabriel Lamé
1861 : Ernst Fiedler
1872 : Alexander Durie Russell
1882 : Konrad Knopp
1887 : Gustav Hertz
1902 : Reinhold Baer
1904 : Donald Eperson
1907 : Edgar Raymond Lorch
1926 : John Aitchison
1930 : Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar
1935 : John Stallings
1948 : Chandra Kintala

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1575 : Francesco Maurolico
1943 : William Osgood
1950 : Vyacheslaw Vassilievich Stepanov
1959 : David van Dantzig
1995 : Otakar Boruvka

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Wilhelm Bessel Gabriel Lamé Reinhold Baer


A quotation for today

David van Dantzig (1900 - 1959)

The mathematician may be compared to a designer of garments, who is utterly oblivious of the creatures whom his garments may fit. To be sure, his art originated in the necessity for clothing such creatures, but this was long ago; to this day a shape will occasionally appear which will fit into the garment as if the garment had been made for it. Then there is no end of surprise and delight.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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