## 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.

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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 Ⓟ
- 2023: David Singmaster Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Chris Zeeman

Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity.