Mathematicians born on this day:
1845 : Dini 
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1716 : Leibniz 
Gottfried Leibniz  Hanna Neumann  Ernst Fischer 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Gottfried Leibniz (1646  1716)
He who understands Archimedes and Apollonius will admire less the achievements of the foremost men of later times.
Quoted in G Simmons Calculus Gems (New York 1992)
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