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A comprihensive directory of world's famous mathematicians, along with their biographies.

A mathematician is an expert in the field of mathematics; a person who is highly skilled and knowledgeable. It is a science that deals with numbers and their interrelations, combinations and operations, data, measurements, quantity, structure, space and generalizations. The science is extensively used in the fields of finance, engineering, industries, robotics, astronomy, business, information technology, and various other fields. Mathematicians analyze data, study patterns and develop mathematical models that not only help to further human knowledge, but are also utilized for solving problems in various fields. These scientists work in the fields of pure and applied mathematics. In the pure form of this science, the researchers work through abstract problems with the sole motive of furthering human knowledge and contributing to theory formation. On the other hand, professionals working in the applied form formulate mathematical models for problem solving in real-world situations. But these two fields are overlapping—what starts out as a theoretical study may spawn some practical applications, while applied study of maths may sometimes contribute to its theoretical base. They need to be highly analytical and technologically savvy with excellent reasoning skills. Browse this section to explore about the life and works of various famous mathematicians from all over the world.
Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace
(British)

Known as the earliest computer programmer in the ...

Adrien-Marie Legendre Adrien-Marie Legendre
(French)

Adrien-Marie Legendre, a renowned French ...

Alan Turing Alan Turing
(British)

Computers would probably have been non-existent ...

Alexander Grothendieck Alexander Grothendieck
(French)

Alexander Grothendieck was a German-born French ...

Alfred North Whitehead Alfred North Whitehead
(British,American)

Alfred North Whitehead was a British ...

Anders Celsius Anders Celsius
(Swedish)

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, ...

Andre Marie Ampere Andre Marie Ampere
(French)

.Andre Marie Ampere was a French physicist and ...

Andre Weil Andre Weil
(French)

Andre Weil was a French mathematician who laid ...

Archimedes Archimedes
(Greek)

Archimedes of Syracuse was an outstanding ancient ...

Arthur Cayley Arthur Cayley
(British)

Arthur Cayley was a British mathematician who ...

Arthur Eddington Arthur Eddington
(British)

Arthur Eddington was an eminent scientist who is ...

Aryabhata Aryabhata
(Indian)

Aryabhata was an acclaimed ...

Augustin-Louis Cauchy Augustin-Louis Cauchy
(French)

Augustin-Louis Cauchy was a French mathematician. ...

Avicenna Avicenna
(Iranian)

Avicenna was the most influential and renowned ...

Bernhard Riemann Bernhard Riemann
(German)

Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann was a prominent ...

Bhāskara II Bhāskara II
(Indian)

Bhaskara II, also known as Bhaskara or as ...

Blaise Pascal Blaise Pascal
(French)

Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician and ...

Brahmagupta Brahmagupta
(Indian)

Brahmagupta was a highly accomplished ancient ...

Carl F. Gauss Carl F. Gauss
(German)

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German ...

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
(German)

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi was a German ...

Carl Ludwig Siegel Carl Ludwig Siegel
(German)

The man behind the number theory, Carl Ludwig ...

Charles Babbage Charles Babbage
(British)

Charles Babbage, a brilliant polymath, is ...

Charles Hermite Charles Hermite
(French)

Charles Hermite was one of the most famous French ...

Christiaan Huygens Christiaan Huygens
(Dutch)

Christiaan Huygens played an essential role in ...

Christian Doppler Christian Doppler
(Austrian)

Ambitious and indomitable are two words that ...

Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy
(Ancient Roman)

Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Egyptian ...

Daniel Bernoulli Daniel Bernoulli
(Swiss)

Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and ...

David Hilbert David Hilbert
(German)

David Hilbert was the perfect example of a ...

Edward Arthur Milne Edward Arthur Milne
(British)

Edward Arthur Milne was an English astrophysicist ...

Edwin Powell Hubble Edwin Powell Hubble
(American)

"I knew that even if I were second or third rate, ...

Emmy Noether Emmy Noether
(German)

Born on March 23, 1882 in Bavaria Germany, Amalie ...

Eratosthenes Eratosthenes
(Greek)

The Greeks were the earliest discoverers of much ...

Euclid Euclid
(Greek)

Euclid was a great Greek mathematician. Although ...

Eugene Paul Eugene Wigner
(American)

Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner was a Hungarian ...

Evangelista Torricelli Evangelista Torricelli
(Italian)

Evangelista Torricelli was a famous Italian ...

Évariste Galois Évariste Galois
(French)

Evariste Galois has been hailed by many as the ...

Felix Christian Klein Felix Christian Klein
(German)

Felix Christian Klein is appreciated and ...

G. H. Hardy G. H. Hardy
(British)

G.H. Hardy was a great British mathematician. He ...

Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei
(Italian)

Often remembered as the Father of Modern ...

Georg Cantor Georg Cantor
(German)

A famous German mathematician, Georg Cantor is ...

Georg Ohm Georg Ohm
(German)

A German physicist and mathematician, Georg Simon ...

George Boole George Boole
(British)

British mathematician and logician George Boole ...

Giovanni Domenico Cassini Giovanni Domenico Cassini
(Italian)

Giovanni Cassini was a 17th century Italian ...

Gottfried W. Leibniz Gottfried W. Leibniz
(German)

Gottfried W. Leibniz holds a prominent position ...

Henri Poincare Henri Poincare
(French)

Apart from being a well-known mathematician, ...

Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
(German)

Hermann K. H. Weyl, famous as Peter among his ...

Hermann Minkowski Hermann Minkowski
(German)

Hermann Minkowski was a renowned German ...

Hipparchus Hipparchus
(Greek)

Hipparchus was a Greek astronomer and ...

Jacob Bernoulli Jacob Bernoulli
(Swiss)

Jacob Bernoulli can be rightly called the ...

James Harris Simons James Harris Simons
(American)

James Simons is an American mathematician and ...

James Maxwell James Maxwell
(Scottish)

Accredited to be one of the greatest scientists ...

Jean le Rond d'Alembert Jean le Rond d'Alembert
(French)

Jean le Rond d'Alembert was a brilliant ...

Jean Le Rond d’Alembert Jean Le Rond d’Alembert...
(French)

A great mathematician, philosopher and music ...

Johann Bernoulli Johann Bernoulli
(Swiss)

Johann Bernoulli came from a great mathematical ...

Johann Heinrich Lambert Johann Heinrich Lambert
(Swiss)

Johann Heinrich Lambert was a man with a vision. ...

Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler
(German)

Johannes Kepler was a famous German mathematician ...

John Forbes Nash, Jr. John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(American)

A 'Nobel Prize' winner who was immortalized by ...

John Napier John Napier
(Scottish)

John Napier was a Scottish mathematician and ...

John Venn John Venn
(British)

John Venn was a British mathematician, ...

John von Neumann John von Neumann
(Hungarian,American)

John von Neumann was a famous Hungarian-American ...

Jonas Kubilius Jonas Kubilius
(Lithuanian)

Jonas Kubilius was a Lithuanian mathematician ...

Joseph Fourier Joseph Fourier
(French)

A French mathematician and physicist, Joseph ...

Joseph Louis Lagrange Joseph Louis Lagrange

Joseph Louis Lagrange, originally considered a ...

Karl Weierstrass Karl Weierstrass
(German)

Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass, who is known as ...

Kurt Gödel Kurt Gödel
(American)

Kurt Friedrich Gödel was known for his ...

Leonardo Fibonacci Leonardo Fibonacci
(Italian)

Leonardo Bonacci, better known as Fibonacci, was ...

Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler
(Swiss)

Leonhard Euler, the 18th century Swiss ...

Leonid Kantorovich Leonid Kantorovich
(Soviet Russian)

Leonid Kantorovich was a Russian mathematician ...

Lord Kelvin Lord Kelvin
(British)

William Thomson is popularly known as 1st Baron ...

Manjul Bhargava Manjul Bhargava
(American)

Manjul Bhargava is a Canadian-American ...

Maria Gaetana Agnesi Maria Gaetana Agnesi
(Italian)

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an eighteenth century ...

Marquis de Condorcet Marquis de Condorcet
(French)

Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, better ...

Max Born Max Born
(German)

Max Born was a German physicist whose work was ...

Muḥammad ibn MÅ«sā al-KhwārizmÄ« Muáž„ammad ibn MĆ«sā al-...
(Persian)

Al-Khwarizmi was a Persian mathematician, ...

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi Nasir al-Din al-Tusi
(Iranian)

Nasir al-Din al-Tusi was a prolific author and an ...

Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus
(Polish)

Most popularly known by his surname, Nicolaus ...

Niels Henrik Abel Niels Henrik Abel
(Norwegian)

Niels Henrik Abel was a Norwegian mathematician ...

Paul Bernays Paul Bernays
(Swiss)

Paul Isaac Bernays was a famous Swiss ...

Paul Dirac Paul Dirac
(British)

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was an English ...

Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet Peter Gustav Lejeune Diri...
(German)

Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet was a German ...

Pierre de Fermat Pierre de Fermat
(French)

Pierre de Fermat was a 17th century French ...

Pierre-Simon Laplace Pierre-Simon Laplace
(French)

Pierre-Simon Laplace was a French mathematician ...

Pythagoras Pythagoras
(Greek)

Pythagoras of Samos was a well-known ...

René Déscartes RenĂ© DĂ©scartes...
(French)

René Descartes was an eminent French ...

Richard Dedekind Richard Dedekind
(German)

A well known German mathematician, Richard ...

Shakuntala Devi Shakuntala Devi
(Indian)

Shakuntala Devi was an Indian writer and ...

Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet Sir George Stokes, 1st Ba...
(British)

Sir George Gabriel Stokes, 1st Baronet, PRS was ...

Sir William Rowan Hamilton Sir William Rowan Hamilto...
(Irish)

One of the most significant Irish scientists, ...

Sophie Germain Sophie Germain
(French)

Marie-Sophie Germain was a self-taught French ...

Srinivasa Ramanujan Srinivasa Ramanujan
(Indian)

Srinivasa Ramanujan was an Indian mathematician ...

Tom Lehrer Tom Lehrer
(American)

Tom Lehrer, born as Thomas Andrew Lehrer, is an ...

Willebrord Snell Willebrord Snell
(Dutch)

Willebrord van Royen Snell was a prominent ...

William Henry Bragg William Henry Bragg
(British)

Sir William Henry Bragg was a British scientist ...

William Hopkins William Hopkins
(British)

William Hopkins was a renowned mathematician and ...

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