27th July

Mathematicians who were born or died on 27th July


Mathematicians born on this day:

1667 : Johann Bernoulli
1801 : George Airy
1844 : Ágoston Scholtz
1848 : Lóránd Eötvös
1849 : John Hopkinson
1867 : Derrick Norman Lehmer
1871 : Ernst Zermelo
1879 : David Picken
1921 : Jonas Kubilius

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1759 : Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
1870 : Pierre-Joseph-Étienne Finck
1931 : Jacques Herbrand
1987 : Jan Mikusiński
1999 : Aleksandr Aleksandrov
2015 : J W S Cassels

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Johann Bernoulli George Airy Pierre de Maupertuis


A quotation for today

Johann Bernoulli (1667 - 1748)

I recognize the lion by his claw.
[After reading an anonymous solution to a problem that he realized was Newton's solution.]

Quoted in G. Simmons, Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill, 1992

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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