25th April

Mathematicians who were born or died on 25th April

Mathematicians born on this day:

1849 : Klein
1879 : Edwin Wilson
1900 : Pauli
1903 : Kolmogorov
1912 : Spencer

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1744 : Celsius
1840 : Poisson
1945 : Feigl
1978 : Rajagopal
1999 : McCrea
2000 : Lucien Le Cam
2008 : Solitar
2016 : Sachs

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Felix Klein Andrei Nikolaevich Kolmogorov Siméon Poisson

A quotation for today

Felix Klein (1849 - 1925)

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions.

Quoted in C B Boyer, The Invention of Analytic Geometry, Scientific American 180 (1949)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

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