24th September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th September

Mathematicians born on this day:

1501 : Girolamo Cardano
1625 : Jan de Witt
1801 : Mikhail Vasilevich Ostrogradski
1844 : Max Noether
1861 : Robert Fricke
1862 : Winifred Edgerton Merrill
1894 : Werner Rogosinski
1896 : Tadeusz Ważewski
1904 : Evan (Ianto) Davies
1911 : Menahem Schiffer
1923 : Raoul Bott

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1054 : Hermann of Reichenau
1651 : Étienne Pascal
1938 : Lev Shnirelman
1999 : Anneli Lax

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Girolamo Cardano Max Noether Raoul Bott

A quotation for today

Girolamo Cardano (1501 - 1576)

Scipio Ferro of Bologna well-nigh thirty years ago discovered this rule and handed it on to Antonio Maria Fior of Venice, whose contest with Niccolo Tartaglia of Brescia gave Niccolo occasion to discover it. He [Tartaglia] gave it to me in response to my entreaties, though withholding the demonstration. Armed with this assistance, I sought out its demonstration in [various] forms. This was very difficult.

Ars Magna

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