22nd August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 22nd August

Mathematicians born on this day:

1647 : Denis Papin
1860 : John Pullar
1923 : Hidehiko Yamabe
1927 : Heinrich-Wolfgang Leopoldt
1931 : Alan Mercer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1664 : Maria Cunitz
1676 : Edward Cocker
1700 : Siguenza y Gongora
1752 : William Whiston
1794 : Achille-Pierre Dionis du Séjour
1855 : Matthew O'Brien
1907 : Platon Sergeevich Poretsky
1925 : Emanuel Czuber
1974 : Jacob Bronowski
1975 : Andrzej Mostowski
2018 : Richard Kadison

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Edward Cocker William Whiston Andrzej Mostowski

A quotation for today

Jacob Bronowski (1908 - 1974)

... I find both a special pleasure and constraint in describing the progress of mathematics, because it has been part of so much speculation: a ladder for mystical as well as rational thought in the intellectual ascent of man.

The Ascent of Man

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