G.H. Hardy was a well known British mathematician very popular for his mathematical theories and contributions. Read this biography to know more about his life

# G. H. Hardy

Also Listed In: Mathematicians

Famous as: Mathematician, Essayist

Nationality: British

Born on: 07 February 1877 Famous 7th February Birthdays

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius Famous Aquarians

Born in: Cranleigh, Surrey, England

Died on: 01 December 1947

place of death: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Married: No

education: University of Cambridge, Winchester College, Trinity College, Cambridge

Works & Achievements: Reformed British mathematics, Known for his extensive achievements in Number Theory and Mathematical Analysis

awards: 1947 - Copey medal

- Chauvenet Prize

- Fellow of the Royal Society

G.H. Hardy was a great British mathematician. He was the person who made the mathematics world look up to England for his massive contributions in 'Pure mathematics'. Hardy brought sternness in mathematics which was uncommon in British mathematicians till he came by. He formulated mathematical essays, number theories and analysed mathematics in a fresh and new way, changing the way the world looked at British mathematicians (known as dwellers in applied mathematics before Hardy's time). Hardy is widely known for his collaborative efforts (which is held as historical) with J. E. Littlewood in making aesthetic developments in mathematical analysis and analytic number theory. Hardy broke all British traditions of dwelling in 'Applied mathematics' and became a prominent figure in pure mathematics. He brought great many changes in common man's understanding of mathematics by contributing several essays on mathematics. Hardy is also known for being the mentor of the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

**G H Hardy Childhood and Youth**

**Career and Work**

**Ideas, Beliefs and Contributions**

**Personal Life**

**Death**

G. H. HARDY TIMELINE

Godfrey Harold Hardy was born on 7 February in Cranleigh, Surrey, England

Hardy enrolled himself in Trinity College, Cambridge to pursue Mathematics

He succeeded in passing part II of the tripos which also made him win a fellowship in Cambridge

Hardy received his M.A. which was arguably the topmost academic degree at English universities of the time

Hardy started off his important mathematical journey by collaborating with fellow English mathematician, John Edensor Littlewood

Hardy collaborated with Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and became Ramanujan’s mentor, together coming up with the Hardy-Ramanujan asymptotic formula

Hardy left Cambridge to join Oxford

– He took part in the Union of Democratic Control during World War I and got strongly involved in ‘For Intellectual Liberty’

Hardy found his way back to Cambridge where he remained Sadleirian Professor till 1942

Hardy died on 1 December

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