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1802 – He was born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, on the 15th of December the son of a well-known mathematician, Farkas Bolyai. He was known for his work in non-Euclidean geometry. 1815 – At the age of 13, he had mastered calculus and other forms of analytical mechanics. 1818 – He studied at the Royal Engineering ..

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1526 – Rafael Bombelli was born in Bologna.          – He is the author of a treatise on algebra.          – He was the one who managed to settle the problem with imaginary numbers. 1569 – In Algebra, he solved equations, using the method of del Ferro/Tartaglia, he introduced +i and -i.     ..

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1774 – Jean Baptiste Biot was born on the 21st of April in Paris, France. 1797 – He was appointed professor of mathematics at Beauvais. 1800 – He became professor of physics at the Collège de France. 1801 – He wrote "Analyse de la mécanique céleste de M. Laplace". 1802 – He wrote "Traité analytique ..

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1884 – Born on the 21st of March in Overisel, Michigan. A foremost American mathematician of the early 20th century, who formulated the ergodic theorem. 1896 – Birkhoff studied at the Lewis Institute, Chicago.          – During his undergraduate years he also made a definite beginning in analysis, as is proved by the fact ..

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1919 – Born on the 24th of April in Centralia, Illinois, the seventh African American to receive a Ph.D. in Mathematics, and is one of the eponyms of the Rao-Blackwell theorem. 1938 – Graduated at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. 1939 – Awarded his M.A. at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. 1941 – At the age of ..

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1822 – Born on the 11th of March in Paris, France. French mathematician and educator remembered for his elegant applications of differential equations to analytical mechanics, particularly in thermodynamics, and for his work on statistical probability and the theory of curves and surfaces. 1836 – He received his doctorate, he officially entered the École Polytechnique ..

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1784 – Born on the 22nd of July in Minden, Germany. German astronomer whose measurements of positions for about 50,000 stars allowed the first accurate determination of interstellar distances; he was the first to measure the distance of a star other than the Sun. 1799 – At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to ..

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1114 – Born in Biddur, India. The leading mathematician of the 12th century, who wrote the first work with full and systematic use of the decimal number system.        – Bhaskara II was the lineal successor of the noted Indian mathematician Brahmagupta as head of an astronomical observatory at Ujjain, the leading mathematical centre of ..

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1700 – He was born on the 8th day of February this year in Basel, Switzerland.   1724 – He was a contemporary and intimate friend of Euler. He went to St. Petersburg in this year as professor of mathematics, but did not like it there. His earliest mathematical work was the Exercitationes (Mathematical Exercises), ..

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