Mathematicians born on this day:
1627 : Boyle |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1894 : Weyr |

Robert Boyle | Joseph-Louis Lagrange | Hermann Schwarz |

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

**Joseph-Louis Lagrange** (1736 - 1813)

If I had not inherited a fortune I should probably not have cast my lot with mathematics.

Quoted in D MacHale, *Comic Sections * (Dublin 1993)

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/Day125.html |