16th November

Mathematicians who were born or died on 16th November

Mathematicians born on this day:

1823 : Jacob Amsler
1835 : Eugenio Beltrami
1886 : Marcel Riesz
1897 : Josif Zakharovich Shtokalo

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1786 : István Hatvani
1922 : Max Abraham
1925 : James Archibald
1945 : Hans Blichfeldt
1982 : Pavel Aleksandrov
2002 : Frank Smithies
2007 : Gene Golub

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Eugenio Beltrami Marcel Riesz István Hatvani

A quotation for today

Eugenio Beltrami (1835 - 1900)

Students should learn to study at an early stage the great works of the great masters instead of making their minds sterile through the everlasting exercises of college, which are of no use whatever, except to produce a new Arcadia where indolence is veiled under the form of useless activity. ... Hard study on the great models has ever brought out the strong; and of such must be our new scientific generation if it is to be worthy of the era to which it is born and of the struggles to which it is destined.

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