6th October

Mathematicians who were born or died on 6th October


Mathematicians born on this day:

1552 : Matteo Ricci
1784 : Charles Dupin
1795 : Olinde Rodrigues
1831 : Richard Dedekind
1908 : Sergei Sobolev
1918 : Abraham Robinson
1936 : Robert P Langlands

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1840 : François Budan
1855 : August Crelle
1878 : Daniel da Silva
1880 : Benjamin Peirce
1954 : Ernst Fiedler
1958 : Bibhutibhushan Datta
1959 : Balthasar van der Pol
1968 : Phyllis Nicolson
1979 : Dudley Littlewood
2015 : Ivan Vidav

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Charles Dupin Richard Dedekind August Crelle


A quotation for today

Benjamin Peirce (1809 - 1880)

[after proving Euler's formula e π i = -1 in a lecture]
Gentlemen, that is surely true, it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don't know what it means. But we have proved it, and therefore we know it is the truth.

Quoted in E Kasner and J Newman Mathematicas and the Imagination (New York 1940)

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