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March 23rd

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Births

1638Frederik Ruysch, Dutch physician and anatomist

1749Pierre Simon de Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer

1754 – Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer

1769William Smith, English cartographer (see above) and “Father of English Geology”

1881 – Hermann Staudinger, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1882Emmy Noether, German mathematician

1907Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1912 – Wernher von Braun, German-born physicist and engineer

1933Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment

1934 – Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician