24th December

Mathematicians who were born or died on 24th December

Mathematicians born on this day:

1740 : Anders Lexell
1822 : Charles Hermite
1838 : Thorvald Thiele
1868 : Emanuel Lasker
1872 : Alexander Burgess
1904 : William McCrea
1904 : Arnold Scholz
1916 : Frederick Mosteller
1920 : Basil Rennie

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1872 : William Rankine
1882 : Johann Benedict Listing
1955 : William Greaves
1962 : Wilhelm Ackermann
1994 : Alfred Foster
2000 : Laurence Chisholm Young
2000 : Feodor Theilheimer

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Charles Hermite Emanuel Lasker Johann Benedict Listing

A quotation for today

Charles Hermite (1822 - 1901)

Analysis takes back with one hand what it gives with the other. I recoil in fear and loathing from that deplorable evil: continuous functions with no derivatives.

Quoted in D MacHale, Comic Sections (Dublin 1993)

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