15th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th April


Mathematicians born on this day:

1452 : Leonardo da Vinci
1548 : Pietro Cataldi
1707 : Leonhard Euler
1809 : Hermann Grassmann
1886 : Aurel Angelescu
1923 : Enrico Magenes
1928 : Paul Butzer
1929 : Brooke Benjamin
1932 : John Lewis
1934 : James Wiegold

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1446 : Filippo Brunelleschi
1704 : Johann Hudde
1754 : Jacopo Riccati
1878 : James Booth
1934 : George Moffat
1983 : Vera Nikolaevna Faddeeva
1985 : Lazar Matveevich Gluskin
1990 : Karl Heinrich Weise
1999 : Floyd Burton Jones
2007 : Leslie Woods

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Leonardo da Vinci Leonhard Euler Hermann Grassmann


A quotation for today

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783)

Madam, I have come from a country where people are hanged if they talk.
[In Berlin, excusing his taciturnity in conversation with the Queen Mother of Prussia, on his return from Russia]

Quoted in A Vucinich, Science in Russian Culture

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


Previous Day Today Next Day Whole year
Main Index Biographies Index
Birth and death statistics

JOC/EFR May 2017

The URL of this page is:

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of St Andrews, Scotland
https://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Day_files/Day415.html