21st January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1793 : Théodore Olivier
1846 : Pieter Hendrik Schoute
1860 : David Eugene Smith
1874 : René Baire
1897 : Alexander Weinstein
1915 : Yuri Vladimirovich Linnik
1915 : André Lichnerowicz

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1892 : John Couch Adams
1931 : Cesare Burali-Forti
1946 : Harry Bateman
1974 : Arnaud Denjoy
2004 : John Lewis

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

John Couch Adams René Baire Alexander Weinstein

A quotation for today

David Eugene Smith (1860 - 1944)

The field of mathematics is now so extensive that no one can [any] longer pretend to cover it, least of all the specialist in any one department. Furthermore it takes a century or more to weigh men and their discoveries, thus making the judgment of contemporaries often quite worthless.
History of Modern Mathematics 1896

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