20th January

Mathematicians who were born or died on 20th January

Mathematicians born on this day:

1573 : Simon Mayr
1775 : André-Marie Ampère
1831 : Edward Routh
1895 : Gábor Szegő
1904 : Renato Caccioppoli
1937 : John Knopfmacher

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1590 : Giovanni Benedetti
1760 : John Colson
1864 : Giovanni Plana
1907 : Agnes Mary Clerke
1955 : Alexander Durie Russell
1971 : Jan A Schouten
2001 : Crispin Nash-Williams

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

André-Marie Ampère Jan A Schouten Gábor Szegő

A quotation for today

André-Marie Ampère (1775 - 1836)

The future science of government should be called "la cybernétique" (1843)

Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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