2nd February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 2nd February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1522 : Lodovico Ferrari
1765 : Timofei Fedorovic Osipovsky
1786 : Jacques Binet
1793 : William Hopkins
1842 : Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotsky
1849 : Leopold Gegenbauer
1860 : August Gutzmer
1881 : Gustav Herglotz
1882 : Joseph Wedderburn
1893 : Cornelius Lanczos
1894 : Hendrik Kramers
1896 : Kazimierz Kuratowski
1897 : Gertrude Blanch
1903 : Bartel van der Waerden

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1612 : Christopher Clavius
1704 : Guillaume de l'Hôpital
1841 : Olinthus Gregory
1911 : Charles Méray
1950 : Constantin Carathéodory
1965 : Neville Watson
1970 : Bertrand Russell
1971 : Yurii Sokolov
1974 : Imre Lakatos
2005 : Edward Maitland Wright

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Jacques Binet Joseph Wedderburn Guillaume De l'Hôpital


A quotation for today

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway about the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.

The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell .

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