## Mathematicians Of The Day

### 23rd February

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

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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.

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty