31st August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 31st August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1821 : Hermann von Helmholtz
1848 : Emil Weyr
1864 : Robert Hardie
1880 : Heinrich Tietze
1885 : Herbert Turnbull

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1721 : John Keill
1811 : Louis-Antoine de Bougainville
1918 : Andre-Louis Cholesky
1940 : John Pullar
1945 : Stefan Banach
1946 : Leslie Cunningham
1975 : Evgeny Remez
2010 : Nigel Kalton

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Herbert Turnbull Stefan Banach Heinrich Tietze


A quotation for today

Herbert Turnbull (1885 - 1961)

The usefulness of mathematics in furthering the sciences is commonly acknowledged: but outside the ranks of the experts there is little enquiry into its nature and purpose as a deliberate human activity.

Preface to The Great Mathematicians (London 1929)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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