5th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1772 : Bartholomew Lloyd
1797 : Jean-Marie Duhamel
1902 : Theodor Estermann
1907 : Wilhelm Magnus
1930 : Kazimierz Urbanik
1932 : Lee Segel

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1881 : Thomas Carlyle
1889 : Ole Jacob Broch
1915 : Henri Delannoy
1939 : Gheorghe Țițeica
1947 : Benjamin Franklin Finkel
1977 : Oskar Klein
1997 : Frederick Justin Almgren
2003 : Werner Romberg

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Jean-Marie Duhamel Thomas Carlyle Henri Delannoy


A quotation for today

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

It is a mathematical fact that the casting of this pebble from my hand alters the centre of gravity of the universe.

Sartor Resartus III.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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