14th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 14th December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1546 : Brahe
1904 : Chudakov
1936 : Wall

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1710 : Aldrich
1892 : Gurbs
1897 : Brioschi
1927 : Sokhotsky

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Tycho Brahe Francesco Brioschi Henry Aldrich

A quotation for today

Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601)

Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by authors to save the appearances, exist only in their imagination, for the purpose of permitting the mind to conceive the motion which the heavenly bodies trace in their courses.

Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)

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