5th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th September

Mathematicians born on this day:

1667 : Giovanni Saccheri
1725 : Étienne Montucla
1896 : Ivo Lah
1927 : William Moser
1932 : Donald Solitar

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1575 : Frederico Commandino
1917 : Marian Smoluchowski
1959 : Kazimierz Zarankiewicz
1972 : Tadeusz Ważewski
1982 : Edwin Beckenbach
1994 : Shimshon Amitsur

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Jean Montucla Frederico Commandino

A quotation for today

Jean Montucla (1725 - 1799)

[Mathematics is] the science of the ratios of size or of number, which can have between them all things that are susceptible of augmentation or of diminution. ... Mathematics divides up naturally into two classes; the one which one calls pure and abstract; the other those which one calls mixed, or more ordinarily physico-mathematical.

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