## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 24th December

On this day in 1819, Bernard Bolzano was dismissed from his theological chair at the University of Prague and put under police supervision for his unorthodox religious views. In mathematics he helped remove the scandal of infinitesimals from the calculus.

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##### Born:

- 1740: Anders Lexell Ⓟ
- 1822: Charles Hermite Ⓟ
- 1838: Thorvald Thiele Ⓟ
- 1868: Emanuel Lasker Ⓟ
- 1872: Alexander Burgess Ⓟ
- 1904: William McCrea Ⓟ
- 1904: Arnold Scholz Ⓟ
- 1916: Frederick Mosteller Ⓟ
- 1920: Basil Rennie Ⓟ

##### Died:

- 1872: William Rankine Ⓟ
- 1882: Johann Benedict Listing Ⓟ
- 1955: William Greaves Ⓟ
- 1962: Wilhelm Ackermann Ⓟ
- 1965: Doris Adams Ⓟ
- 1994: Alfred Foster Ⓟ
- 2000: Feodor Theilheimer Ⓟ
- 2000: Laurence Chisholm Young Ⓟ

#### Quotation of the day

##### From Charles Hermite

Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for 500 years.