18th August

Mathematicians who were born or died on 18th August


Mathematicians born on this day:

1685 : Brook Taylor
1832 : Eugène Rouché
1861 : William J Greenstreet
1910 : Paul Turán
1936 : László Kovács
1941 : Domokos Szász

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1652 : Florimond de Beaune
1943 : Friedrich Hartogs
1960 : Carlo Bonferroni
1961 : Beppo Levi

Posters available   (Click on a link below)

Brook Taylor Paul Turán Beppo Levi


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty Mathematician of the week

A quotation for today

Brook Taylor (1685 - 1731)

The true and best way of learning any Art, is not to see a great many Examples done by another Person, but to possess ones seIf first of the Principles of it, and then to make them familiar, by exercising ones self in the Practice. For it is Practice alone, that makes a Man perfect in any thing.



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