## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 13th February

In the early hours of this day 1535, inspiration came to Niccolò Tartaglia and he discovered a method of solving 'squares and cubes equal to numbers'. (That is equations of the form $x^3 + ax^2 = b$). This allowed him to win his contest against Fior in Venice. See THIS LINK.

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1983.

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1983.

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##### Born:

- 1805: Lejeune Dirichlet Ⓟ
- 1882: Tadeusz Banachiewicz Ⓟ
- 1890: Glenny Smeal
- 1891: Ivan Ivanovich Privalov Ⓟ
- 1900: Abraham Plessner Ⓟ
- 1906: Edward Maitland Wright Ⓟ
- 1913: Israel Everett Glover Ⓟ
- 1926: Tonny Springer Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1787: Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich Ⓟ
- 1874: Franz Adolph Taurinus
- 1912: Francis Bashforth Ⓟ
- 1926: Francis Edgeworth Ⓟ
- 1947: Erich Hecke Ⓟ
- 1956: Jan Łukasiewicz Ⓟ
- 1976: Thomas Flett Ⓟ
- 1980: Marian Rejewski Ⓟ
- 1987: Eizens Arins Ⓟ
- 1992: Nikolai Nikolaevich Bogolyubov Ⓟ
- 1997: Mark Krasnosel'skii Ⓟ
- 2006: Donald Higman
- 2013: Akos Seress Ⓟ
- 2015: Albert Nijenhuis Ⓟ
- 2016: Chris Zeeman Ⓟ
- 2022: Aderemi Kuku Ⓟ
- 2023: David Singmaster Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Ruggero Giuseppe Boscovich

It will be found that everything depends on the composition of the forces with which these particles of matter act upon one another: and from these forces, as a matter of fact, all phenomena of Nature take their origin.