21st August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1789 : Augustin-Louis Cauchy
1860 : Alexander Morgan
1881 : Archibald Richardson
1901 : Edward Copson
1905 : Alexander Doniphan Wallace
1909 : Nikolai Nikolaevich Bogolyubov
1932 : Louis de Branges
1934 : Paul-André Meyer
1940 : Endre Szemerédi

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1757 : Samuel König
1771 : Alexis Fontaine
1836 : Claude-Louis Navier
1927 : William Burnside
1933 : Leon Lichtenstein
1961 : Cyrus Colton MacDuffee
1972 : Richard Gwilt
1974 : Louis Melville Milne-Thomson
1995 : Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
2006 : Martin Löb
2012 : Bill Thurston

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Augustin-Louis Cauchy Edward Copson William Burnside


A quotation for today

Augustin-Louis Cauchy (1789 - 1857)

Men pass away, but their deeds abide.
[His last words (?)]

Quoted in H Eves Mathematical Circles Revisited (Boston 1971)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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