Mathematicians born on this day:
1667 : de Moivre |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1833 : William Morgan |

Abraham de Moivre | William Morgan |

Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty | Mathematician of the week |

**Otto Neugebauer** (1899 - 1990)

It seems to me that all the evidence points to Apollonius as the founder of Greek mathematical astronomy.

Quoted in C B Boyer, *A History of Mathematics * (New York 1968)

JOC/EFR April 2015
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