15th February

Mathematicians who were born or died on 15th February


Mathematicians born on this day:

1564 : Galileo Galilei
1588 : Benjamin Bramer
1839 : Christian Adolph Mayer
1839 : Hieronymus Georg Zeuthen
1850 : Sophie Willock Bryant
1851 : Spiru Haret
1861 : Alfred North Whitehead
1882 : Paul Koebe
1915 : Chuan-Chih Hsiung

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1739 : Eustachio Manfredi
1847 : Germinal Dandelin
1849 : Pierre Verhulst
1900 : John James Walker
1940 : Otto Toeplitz
1974 : Hugh Alexander
1974 : George Waddel Snedecor
1988 : Richard Feynman

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Galileo Galilei Alfred Whitehead Richard Feynman


A quotation for today

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Epur si muove
And yet it does move.

[Apocryphal words to himself after making his abjuration of heliocentricity.]

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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