## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 24th January

On this day in 1851, Charles Dodgson started studying at Christ Church College, Oxford. He went on to become a Fellow and tutor at the College.

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##### Born:

- 1798: Karl von Staudt Ⓟ
- 1814: John Colenso Ⓟ
- 1863: August Adler
- 1891: Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch Ⓟ
- 1914: Vladimir Potapov Ⓟ
- 1928: Donald Greenspan Ⓟ
- 1931: Lars HÃ¶rmander Ⓟ
- 1946: Jorge Ize Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1921: Susan Cunningham Ⓟ
- 1930: Adolf Kneser Ⓟ
- 1935: Christian Juel Ⓟ
- 1955: P J Heawood Ⓟ
- 1964: Archibald Goldie
- 1981: Martha Betz Shapley Ⓟ
- 1982: Karol Borsuk Ⓟ
- 1992: Ernest Corominas Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch

A mathematician's reputation rests on the number of bad proofs he has given.