21st September

Mathematicians who were born or died on 21st September


Mathematicians born on this day:

1623 : Angeli
1884 : Denes Konig
1895 : Joseph Walsh
1899 : Schauder
1917 : Nicolson
1935 : Sinai

Mathematicians who died on this day:

1576 : Cardan
1842 : Ivory
1937 : Chrystal Macmillan
1950 : Milne
1981 : Forder

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Girolamo Cardano


Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty
A quotation for today

Girolamo Cardano (1501 - 1576)

To throw in a fair game at Hazards only three-spots, when something great is at stake, or some business is the hazard, is a natural occurrence and deserves to be so deemed; and even when they come up the same way for a second time if the throw be repeated. If the third and fourth plays are the same, surely there is occasion for suspicion on the part of a prudent man.

De Vita Propria Liber.

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians


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JOC/EFR January 2013

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