19th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 19th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1473 : Nicolaus Copernicus
1837 : Aleksandr Nikolaevich Korkin
1863 : Axel Thue
1866 : T J J See
1919 : Alexander Andreevich Samarskii
1924 : Arnljot Høyland
1929 : Andor Kertész

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1553 : Erasmus Reinhold
1622 : Henry Savile
1799 : Jean-Charles de Borda
1897 : Karl Weierstrass
1908 : Hermann Laurent
1929 : Joseph Boussinesq
1938 : Edmund Landau
1946 : Michele de Franchis
1985 : Wilhelm Specht
1988 : Erich Hans Rothe
1990 : Otto Neugebauer
2017 : Igor Rostislavovich Shafarevich

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Nicolaus Copernicus Karl Weierstrass Edmund Landau


A quotation for today

Edmund Landau (1877 - 1938)

It gives me the same pleasure when someone else proves a good theorem as when I do it myself.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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