Mathematicians born on this day:
1256 : Al-Banna |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1720 : Kirch |

Kurt Hensel | Brook Taylor | Leopold Kronecker |

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

**Leopold Kronecker** (1823 - 1891)

*Die ganze Zahl schuf der liebe Gott, alles Übrige ist Menschenwerk. *

God made the integers, all else is the work of man.

Quoted in Cajori, *History of Mathematics * (London 1919)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR November 2014
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School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews, Scotland | |

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day1229.html |