21st May

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st May


Mathematicians born on this day:

1471 : Albrecht Dürer
1792 : Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis
1858 : Édouard Goursat
1893 : Thomas Arnold Brown
1898 : Thomas Cherry
1921 : Ferenc Radó
1923 : Armand Borel
1958 : Curtis McMullen

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1848 : Pierre Wantzel
1937 : Herbert Ellsworth Slaught
1953 : Ernst Zermelo
1957 : Aleksandr Nekrasov
1958 : Wilhelm Süss
1973 : Grigore Moisil

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Albrecht Dürer Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis Édouard Goursat


A quotation for today

Albrecht Dürer (1471 - 1528)

Welcher aber ... durch die Geometria sein Ding beweist und die gründliche Wahrheit anzeigt, dem soll alle Welt glauben. Denn da ist man gefangen.
Whoever ... proves his point and demonstrates the prime truth geometrically should be believed by all the world, for there we are captured

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