## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 23rd February

On this day in 1828, Augustus De Morgan became the first professor of mathematics at London University.

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1955.

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1955.

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##### Born:

- 1583: Jean-Baptiste Morin Ⓟ
- 1723: Richard Price Ⓟ
- 1756: František Josef Gerstner Ⓟ
- 1861: George Mathews Ⓟ
- 1905: Derrick Henry Lehmer Ⓟ
- 1917: Erling Sverdrup Ⓟ
- 1922: Anneli Lax Ⓟ
- 1930: Goro Shimura Ⓟ
- 1947: Robert Edward Bowen Ⓟ
- 1951: Shigefumi Mori Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1560: Gaspar Lax Ⓟ
- 1844: Duncan Gregory Ⓟ
- 1855: Carl Friedrich Gauss Ⓟ
- 1917: Gaston Darboux Ⓟ
- 1922: Victor Bäcklund Ⓟ
- 1961: Elizabeth Stephansen Ⓟ
- 2016: Hendrika Swart Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Carl Friedrich Gauss

When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false.