23rd August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 23rd August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1683 : Giovanni Poleni
1778 : Jozéf Hoëné Wronski
1797 : Jean Claude Saint-Venant
1829 : Moritz Cantor
1842 : Osborne Reynolds
1873 : Zoárd Geöcze
1893 : Joseph Ritt
1908 : John Todd
1909 : Florence Nightingale David
1919 : Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin
1928 : Israel Gohberg
1929 : Anthony Spencer
1956 : Andreas Floer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1806 : Charles Augustin Coulomb
1923 : Hertha Marks Ayrton
1935 : Julius Gysel
1973 : Hellmuth Kneser
1988 : Hans Lewy
2004 : Leopold Schmetterer
2009 : Pierre Samuel
2012 : James Serrin

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Hoëné Wronski Charles Augustin Coulomb Osborne Reynolds


A quotation for today

Charles Augustin Coulomb (1736 - 1806)

On graduating from school, a studious young man who would withstand the tedium and monotony of his duties has no choice but to lose himself in some branch of science or literature completely irrelevant to his assignment.



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