## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 1st December

On this day in 1729, the correspondence between Leonard Euler and Christian Goldbach began. For over 25 years they exchanged letters, 196 of which survive.

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1951.

The postage stamp of one of today's mathematicians at THIS LINK was issued in 1951.

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##### Born:

- 1671: John Keill
- 1792: Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky Ⓟ
- 1847: Christine Ladd-Franklin Ⓟ
- 1884: Francesco Cecioni Ⓟ
- 1892: A A Krishnaswami Ayyangar Ⓟ
- 1892: Félix Pollaczek Ⓟ
- 1948: Philippe Flajolet Ⓟ
- 1950: Andrzej Sołtysiak Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1750: Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr Ⓟ
- 1937: Alfred Lodge
- 1942: Hildegard Ille Ⓟ
- 1947: G H Hardy Ⓟ
- 1959: Jur Hronec Ⓟ
- 1977: Kenneth May Ⓟ
- 1983: Leon Mirsky Ⓟ
- 2007: Leone Burton Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From G H Hardy

Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not. "Immortality" may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean.