5th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 5th August

Mathematicians born on this day:

1802 : Niels Abel
1855 : Alfredo Capelli
1878 : Louis Karpinski
1889 : Hans Hamburger

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1853 : Théodore Olivier
1872 : Charles Eugène Delaunay
1910 : Julius Petersen
1981 : Jerzy Neyman

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Niels Abel Jerzy Neyman

A quotation for today

Niels Abel (1802 - 1829)

[About Gauss' mathematical writing style]

He is like the fox, who effaces his tracks in the sand with his tail.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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