19th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th August

Mathematicians born on this day:

1584 : Pierre Vernier
1646 : John Flamsteed
1736 : Erland Bring
1739 : Georg Klügel
1924 : Karl Aubert
1939 : Alan Baker

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1662 : Blaise Pascal
1822 : Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre
1910 : Eugène Rouché

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Blaise Pascal Jean Baptiste Delambre Georg Klügel

A quotation for today

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us consider the two possibilities. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Hesitate not, then, to wager that He is.

Pensees (1670)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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