(24 Dec 1822 - 14 Jan 1901)
Quotes by others about Charles Hermite (1)
In his wretched life of less than twenty-seven years Abel accomplished so much of the highest order that one of the leading mathematicians of the Nineteenth Century (Hermite, 1822-1901) could say without exaggeration, 'Abel has left mathematicians enough to keep them busy for five hundred years.' Asked how he had done all this in the six or seven years of his working life, Abel replied, 'By studying the masters, not the pupils.'
- 24 Dec - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Hermite's birth.