6th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 6th April

Mathematicians born on this day:

1851 : Bigourdan
1875 : de Franchis
1934 : Ostrovskii

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1528 : Dürer
1829 : Abel
1938 : Angelescu
1993 : Burkill

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Albrecht Dürer Niels Abel Michele de Franchis

A quotation for today

Niels Abel (1802 - 1829)

With the exception of the geometric series, there does not exist in all of mathematics a single infinite series whose sum has been determined rigorously.

Quoted in E Maor, To Infinity and Beyond: a Cultural History of the Infinite

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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