5th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1580 : Faulhaber
1833 : Fuchs
1842 : Heinrich Weber
1860 : Chree
1877 : Alexander Brown
1883 : Wheeler
1889 : Gateaux
1895 : Bergman
1897 : Tricomi
1904 : Householder
1905 : Margaret E Boyle
1923 : Morawetz

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1859 : Dirichlet
1957 : Löwenheim
1972 : William Whyburn
1989 : Warschawski
2002 : Barry Johnson

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Johann Faulhaber Lejeune Dirichlet


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week

A quotation for today

Stefan Bergman (1895 - 1977)

I speak twelve languages: English is the bestest.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


Yesterday Today Tomorrow Whole year
Main Index Biographies Index
Birth and death statistics

JOC/EFR February 2016

This page is a copy of the one at:

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland
http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Day_files/Day505.html