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List of famous British mathematicians with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The contribution of mathematicians towards the evolution of the modern world is immense. Over the years, the world has seen innumerable mathematicians who with their theories and formula have brought about great scientific advancements which in turn have shaped the society as whole. Mathematicians belonging to Great Britain too have not left any stone unturned in paving the way for significant development in the field of mathematics. Apart from algorithm and calculus, British mathematicians have also offered great contribution to new age subjects like cryptography and computer programming thus pioneering a new era of scientific research and development. Some of the most prominent British names in this field are Frank Adcock, William Ernest Jonson, Ernst Fetterlein, William Jones and Keith Batey. Jones was responsible for coining the famous symbol ‘pi’, which is being widely used in mathematical calculations today. The works of these eminent personalities have also been a great source of inspiration for many modern-day mathematicians. The numerous books penned by these mathematicians from Britain serve as the basis for many modern day scientific endeavors. Explore this section to find biographies of some of the most famous mathematicians from Britain. Learn everything about their life stories, timelines and few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
George BooleGeorge Boole

02 November 1815

08 December 1864

Lincoln

Scorpio

Alan TuringAlan Turing

23 June 1912

07 June 1954

Maida Vale

Cancer

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace

10 December 1815

27 November 1852

London

Sagittarius

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell

18 May 1872

02 February 1970

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK

Taurus

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage

26 December 1791

18 October 1871

London

Capricorn

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll

27 January 1832

14 January 1898

England

Aquarius

Paul DiracPaul Dirac

08 August 1902

20 October 1984

Bristol

Leo

William Thomson, 1st Baron KelvinWilliam Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin

26 June 1824

17 December 1907

Belfast

Cancer

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead

15 February 1861

30 December 1947

Ramsgate, Kent, England

Aquarius

G. H. HardyG. H. Hardy

07 February 1877

01 December 1947

Cranleigh, United Kingdom

Aquarius

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington

28 December 1882

22 November 1944

Kendal

Capricorn

Ronald RossRonald Ross

13 May 1857

16 September 1932

Almora

Taurus

John VennJohn Venn

04 August 1834

04 April 1923

Kingston upon Hull

Leo

Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet

13 August 1819

01 February 1903

Skreen

Leo

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg

02 July 1862

10 March 1942

Wigton

Cancer

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin

26 June 1824

17 December 1907

Belfast, Ireland

Cancer

Arthur CayleyArthur Cayley

16 August 1821

26 January 1895

Richmond, Surrey, UK

Leo

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

13 October 1866

Kingston on Soar

Aquarius

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne

14 February 1896

21 September 1950

Kingston upon Hull

Aquarius

Sir William Rowan HamiltonSir William Rowan Hamilton

04 August 1805

02 September 1865

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Leo

James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell

John DeeJohn Dee

13 July 1527

London

Cancer

Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson

15 December 1923

Crowthorne

Sagittarius

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose

08 August 1931

Colchester

Leo

Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles

11 April 1953

Cambridge

Aries

Ronald FisherRonald Fisher

17 February 1890

29 July 1962

East Finchley

Aquarius

Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram

29 August 1959

London

Virgo

Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole

1832 AD

1916 AD

England

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson

27 March 1857

27 April 1936

London

Aries

John Horton ConwayJohn Horton Conway

26 December 1937

Liverpool

Capricorn

Fred HoyleFred Hoyle

24 June 1915

20 August 2001

Bingley

Cancer

Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd

19 August 1923

18 April 2003

Isle of Portland

Leo

Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside

18 May 1850

03 February 1925

Camden Town

Taurus

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone

06 February 1802

19 October 1875

Gloucester

Aquarius

Thomas BayesThomas Bayes

1701 AD

07 April 1761

London

David BrewsterDavid Brewster

11 December 1781

10 February 1868

Jedburgh

Sagittarius

Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski

18 January 1908

22 August 1974

Łódź

Capricorn

William Lawrence BraggWilliam Lawrence Bragg

31 March 1890

01 July 1971

Adelaide

Aries

Kathleen OllerenshawKathleen Ollerenshaw

01 October 1912

10 August 2014

Manchester

Libra

Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah

22 April 1929

London

Taurus

William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

06 March 1866

Lancaster

Gemini

John WallisJohn Wallis

23 November 1616

28 October 1703

Ashford

Sagittarius

Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers

20 November 1963

Wiltshire

Scorpio

William PettyWilliam Petty

26 May 1623

16 December 1687

Romsey

Gemini

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville

26 December 1780

28 November 1872

Jedburgh

Capricorn

Marcus du SautoyMarcus du Sautoy

26 August 1965

London

Virgo

Frank P. RamseyFrank P. Ramsey

22 February 1903

19 January 1930

Cambridge

Pisces

Klaus RothKlaus Roth

29 October 1925

10 November 2015

Wrocław

Scorpio

Brook TaylorBrook Taylor

18 August 1685

29 December 1731

Edmonton

Leo

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston

01 December 1881

01 January 1961

Greenock

Sagittarius

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair

22 September 1759

11 February 1823

Dundee

Virgo

Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin

31 January 1698

14 June 1746

Argyll

Aquarius

George DarwinGeorge Darwin

09 July 1845

07 December 1912

London Borough of Bromley

Cancer

Thomas HarriotThomas Harriot

1560 AD

02 July 1621

Oxford

John PopleJohn Pople

31 October 1925

15 March 2004

Burnham-on-Sea

Scorpio

Peter HiltonPeter Hilton

27 April 1923

06 November 2010

London

Taurus

Ruth LawrenceRuth Lawrence

02 August 1971

Brighton

Leo

Isaac BarrowIsaac Barrow

30 September 1630

04 May 1677

London

Libra

Simon DonaldsonSimon Donaldson

20 August 1957

Cambridge

Leo

William OughtredWilliam Oughtred

05 March 1575

30 June 1660

Eton

Pisces

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor

07 March 1886

27 June 1975

England

Pisces

I. J. GoodI. J. Good

09 December 1916

05 April 2009

London

Sagittarius

Charles Howard HintonCharles Howard Hinton

1853 AD

30 April 1907

England

Andrew HodgesAndrew Hodges

1949 AD

London

James Joseph SylvesterJames Joseph Sylvester

03 September 1814

15 March 1897

London

Virgo

Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell

07 February 1883

21 December 1960

Peterhead

Aquarius

Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth

08 February 1845

13 February 1926

County Longford

Aquarius

Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson

11 October 1881

30 September 1953

Newcastle upon Tyne

Libra

Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes

26 June 1913

29 November 2010

Dudley

Cancer

John Edensor LittlewoodJohn Edensor Littlewood

09 June 1885

06 September 1977

Rochester

Gemini

Keith DevlinKeith Devlin

16 March 1947

Kingston upon Hull

Pisces

Joseph LarmorJoseph Larmor

Thomas ChalmersThomas Chalmers

17 March 1780

30 May 1847

Anstruther

Pisces

John Couch AdamsJohn Couch Adams

05 June 1819

21 January 1892

Laneast

Gemini

William WhistonWilliam Whiston

09 December 1667

22 August 1752

Leicestershire

Sagittarius

John ArbuthnotJohn Arbuthnot

Clifford CocksClifford Cocks

28 December 1950

Prestbury

Capricorn

W. T. TutteW. T. Tutte

14 May 1917

02 May 2002

Newmarket

Taurus

Dugald StewartDugald Stewart
John AdairJohn Adair

John PlayfairJohn Playfair

Arthur SchusterArthur Schuster

Alexander WilsonAlexander Wilson
William JonesWilliam Jones

Alexander John EllisAlexander John Ellis

14 June 1814

28 October 1890

London

Gemini

George SalmonGeorge Salmon

Udny YuleUdny Yule

John KeillJohn Keill

John ColensoJohn Colenso
William MooreWilliam Moore

James MercerJames Mercer
William WalesWilliam Wales

Henry John Stephen SmithHenry John Stephen Smith

James MacCullaghJames MacCullagh

G. S. CarrG. S. Carr
Robert SimsonRobert Simson

Patrick KellyPatrick Kelly
William EmersonWilliam Emerson

03 December 1843

26 December 1924

Sagittarius

Ian StewartIan Stewart

24 September 1945

England

Libra

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