15th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th January


Mathematicians born on this day:

1648 : Henry Aldrich
1708 : Johann Castillon
1717 : Matthew Stewart
1814 : Ludwig Schläfli
1850 : Sofia Kovalevskaya
1876 : Robert J T Bell
1883 : James Mercer
1918 : David Kendall
1918 : Sheila Power Tinney
1925 : Shanti Swarup Gupta

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1790 : John Landen
1945 : Wilhelm Wirtinger
1950 : Ali Moustafa Mosharrafa
1958 : Aurel Wintner
1968 : Leopold Infeld
1973 : Ivan Georgievich Petrovsky
1987 : Jerzy Słupecki

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Ludwig Schläfli Sofia Kovalevskaya David Kendall


A quotation for today

Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850 - 1891)

Say what you know, do what you must, come what may.

[Motto on her paper On the Problem of the Rotation of a Solid Body about a Fixed Point.]

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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