6th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 6th August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1638 : Nicolas Malebranche
1741 : John Wilson

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1694 : Antoine Arnauld
1925 : Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro
1939 : Gaetano Scorza
1945 : Paul Koebe
1947 : William Thomson
1998 : André Weil
2002 : Edsger Dijkstra
2007 : Atle Selberg

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Nicolas Malebranche Antoine Arnauld André Weil


A quotation for today

Antoine Arnauld (1612 - 1694)

Common sense is not really so common.

The Art of Thinking: Port-Royal Logic

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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