4th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 4th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

(Because of the difference between the Gregorian and the Julian calendars, Christmas Day 1642 was celebrated on Newton's birthday in England.)

1643 : Isaac Newton
1818 : Ole Jacob Broch
1848 : Heinrich Suter
1890 : Raymond Brink
1908 : Schieffelin Claytor
1913 : Sixto Ríos

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1752 : Gabriel Cramer
1826 : Nikolai Fuss
1894 : William Oughter Lonie
1950 : Virgil Snyder
1958 : Archie Alexander
1961 : Erwin Schrödinger
2005 : Frank Harary
2013 : James Ezeilo

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Isaac Newton Erwin Schrödinger Gabriel Cramer


A quotation for today

Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727)

If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants.

Letter to Robert Hooke

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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