16th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th March


Mathematicians born on this day:

1750 : Caroline Herschel
1789 : Georg Simon Ohm
1821 : Eduard Heine
1846 : Gösta Mittag-Leffler
1915 : Kunihiko Kodaira
1947 : Uriel Rothblum

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1838 : Nathaniel Bowditch
1841 : Félix Savart
1922 : George Halsted
1933 : Alfréd Haar
1940 : Thomas Heath
1941 : Edward Ince
1980 : William Prager
1992 : Yves Rocard

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Eduard Heine Gösta Mittag-Leffler Alfréd Haar


A quotation for today

Nathaniel Bowditch (1773 - 1838)

I never came across one of Laplace's Thus it plainly appears without feeling sure that I have hours of hard work before me to fill up the chasm and find out and show how in plainly appears.

Quoted in F Cajori, The Teaching and History of Mathematics in the United States

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