# Mathematician:Daniel Shanks

## Mathematician

American mathematician who worked primarily in numerical analysis and number theory.

Best known as the first to compute $\pi$ to $100 \, 000$ decimal places.

Unrelated to William Shanks, who also calculated $\pi$ to a large number of places.

American

## History

• Born: January 17, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois
• Died: September 6, 1996 in Maryland

## Notable Quotes

My tardiness in learning of these historical references [to Alberto Tonelli's work on factorization] was because I had lent Volume 1 of Dickson's History to a friend and it was never returned.