## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 26th August

On this day in 1346, the English won a decisive victory over the French at Crécy. Thomas Bradwardine was in the invading force.

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##### Born:

- 1728: Johann Heinrich Lambert Ⓟ
- 1856: Ida Metcalf Ⓟ
- 1875: Giuseppe Vitali Ⓟ
- 1899: Wolfgang Krull Ⓟ
- 1918: Katherine Johnson Ⓟ
- 1920: Richard Bellman Ⓟ
- 1921: Shimshon Amitsur Ⓟ
- 1924: Elena Moldovan Popoviciu Ⓟ
- 1951: Edward Witten Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1349: Thomas Bradwardine Ⓟ
- 1572: Peter Ramus Ⓟ
- 1713: Denis Papin Ⓟ
- 1865: Johann Franz Encke Ⓟ
- 1961: Howard Percy Robertson Ⓟ
- 1962: David Kennedy Fraser
- 1973: James Paton
- 1977: Robert Schatten
- 1992: Daniel Gorenstein Ⓟ
- 2001: Béla Gyires Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Johann Heinrich Lambert

I should almost therefore put forward the proposal that the third hypothsis (angle sum of a triangle less than two right angles) holds on the surface of an imaginary sphere.