10th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 10th August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1602 : Gilles Roberval
1806 : Julius Weisbach
1859 : Ivan Vsevolodovich Meshchersky
1859 : Georg Pick
1863 : J Watt Butters
1917 : Nikolai Sergeevitch Krylov
1926 : Carol Karp
1937 : Barry Johnson

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1802 : Franz Aepinus
1843 : Robert Adrain
1869 : Athanase Dupré
1918 : Olaus Henrici
1929 : Pierre Fatou
1960 : Oswald Veblen
1981 : Jack Kiefer
1995 : Wei-Liang Chow
2002 : Kristen Nygaard
2014 : Kathleen Ollerenshaw

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Oswald Veblen Robert Adrain Georg Pick


A quotation for today

Robert Adrain (1775 - 1843))

The editor begs leave to assure the friends of science and of man, that nothing unbecoming a Christian and a gentleman shall be suffered to make its appearance in the work as long as it shall be under his direction.
Statement on taking over the editorship of the Mathematical Correspondent in 1807

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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