5th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1723 : Nicole-Reine Etable de Labrière
1838 : Camille Jordan
1868 : Alice Bache Gould
1871 : Federigo Enriques
1871 : Gino Fano
1884 : Arnaud Denjoy
1909 : Stephen C Kleene
1942 : Alexandru Lupas

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1951 : Joseph Ritt
1970 : Max Born
1978 : Henry Jack
1987 : Josif Zakharovich Shtokalo
1993 : Hanno Rund
1994 : David Bates

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Camille Jordan Max Born Nicole-Reine Lepaute

A quotation for today

Camille Jordan (1838 - 1922)

The proof of the Hilbert Basis Theorem is not mathematics; it is theology.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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