17th March

Mathematicians who were born or died on 17th March


Mathematicians born on this day:

1876 : Ernest Esclangon
1897 : Charles Fox
1915 : Wolfgang Doeblin

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1652 : Benjamin Bramer
1782 : Daniel Bernoulli
1808 : Carl Friedrich Hindenburg
1846 : Wilhelm Bessel
1853 : Christian Doppler
1921 : Nikolai Egorovich Zhukovskii
1922 : Heinrich Suter
1946 : Alexander Morgan
1956 : Henry Baker
1962 : Wilhelm Blaschke
2007 : John Backus
2012 : Gary Roach

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Daniel Bernoulli Wilhelm Bessel Henry Baker


A quotation for today

Daniel Bernoulli (1700 - 1782)

...it would be better for the true physics if there were no mathematicians on earth.

Quoted in The Mathematical Intelligencer 13 (1991)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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