29th May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 29th May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1834 : William Jack
1882 : Harry Bateman
1885 : Finlay Freundlich
1893 : Charles Loewner
1911 : George Szekeres
1918 : David Rees
1957 : Jean-Christophe Yoccoz

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1660 : Frans van Schooten
1917 : William Niven
1962 : Arnold Walfisz
1978 : Guglielmo Righini
1999 : John Knopfmacher
2005 : Kazimierz Urbanik

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Finlay Freundlich Frans van Schooten George Szekeres


A quotation for today

Finlay Freundlich (1885 - 1964)

The modern theory of relativity of Mr Einstein predicts an influence of any field of gravitation upon light passing near to the sun. The gravitation would have according to the investigation of Einstein the effect of deflecting the ray of the star, and Mr Einstein asked me, if I would try to proof his results by observations.



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