5th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1588 : Thomas Hobbes
1607 : Honoré Fabri
1622 : Vincenzo Viviani
1869 : Sergei Alekseevich Chaplygin
1877 : Georg Faber
1918 : Wanda Szmielew

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1678 : Claude Hardy
1684 : William Brouncker
1827 : John Hellins
1861 : Ferdinand Joachimsthal
1900 : Joseph Bertrand
1951 : Lawrence Crawford
1955 : Tibor Szele
2009 : Irving John Good

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Thomas Hobbes William Brouncker Joseph Bertrand


A quotation for today

Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)

Geometry (which is the only science that it hath pleased God to bestow on mankind) ...

Leviathan 1651

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