Find out more about the greatest 19th Century British Mathematicians, including George Boole, Ada Lovelace, James Clerk Maxwell, Bertrand Russell and Lewis Carroll.
Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
10 December 1815
Countess of Lovelace
Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872
Philosopher

G. H. HardyG. H. Hardy
07 February 1877
Mathematician

George BooleGeorge Boole
02 November 1815
Mathematician, Philosopher and Logician

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead
15 February 1861
Mathematician, Philosopher
Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington
28 December 1882
Astronomer

Ronald RossRonald Ross
13 May 1857
Medical doctor

Sir George Stokes, 1st BaronetSir George Stokes, 1st Baronet
13 August 1819
Mathematician
John VennJohn Venn
04 August 1834
Mathematician

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist
William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg
02 July 1862
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics

Arthur CayleyArthur Cayley
16 August 1821
Mathematician

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne
14 February 1896
Astrophysicist

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville
26 December 1780
Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer,

James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell
13 June 1831
Scientist
Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside
18 May 1850
Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer, Telegraphy

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson
27 March 1857
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics,

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone
06 February 1802
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer,

John Edensor LittlewoodJohn Edensor Littlewood
09 June 1885
Mathematician, University teacher
George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy
27 July 1801
Mathematician, Astronomer, Physicist, University

Hertha AyrtonHertha Ayrton
28 April 1854
Engineer
William Kingdon CliffordWilliam Kingdon Clifford
04 May 1845
Mathematician

E. T. WhittakerE. T. Whittaker
24 October 1873
British mathematician

Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth
08 February 1845
Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician
James Joseph SylvesterJames Joseph Sylvester
03 September 1814
Mathematician, Actuary, University teacher

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
01 December 1881
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician
George DarwinGeorge Darwin
09 July 1845
Mathematician, Astronomer

Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson
11 October 1881
Paramedic, Cartographer, Mathematician,

Dugald StewartDugald Stewart
22 November 1753
Philosopher
Charles Howard HintonCharles Howard Hinton
1853 AD
Mathematician, writer, science fiction writer

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G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist
Harold JeffreysHarold Jeffreys
22 April 1891
Mathematical statistician

John Couch AdamsJohn Couch Adams
05 June 1819
Mathematician, Astronomer, University teacher

Eric Temple BellEric Temple Bell
07 February 1883
Mathematician, Historian of mathematics, Novelist,

Joseph LarmorJoseph Larmor
11 July 1857
Physicist
Horace LambHorace Lamb
27 November 1849
Mathematician
Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole
1832 AD
mathematician, philosopher

John PlayfairJohn Playfair
10 March 1748
Mathematician

William George HornerWilliam George Horner
09 June 1786
Mathematician

Alexander John EllisAlexander John Ellis
14 June 1814
Linguist, Musicologist, Music theorist,
Udny YuleUdny Yule
 

G. S. CarrG. S. Carr
 

Arthur SchusterArthur Schuster
 

George SalmonGeorge Salmon
 

John ColensoJohn Colenso
24 January 1814
 
Henry John Stephen SmithHenry John Stephen Smith
02 November 1826
Mathematician

Ernest William BrownErnest William Brown
29 November 1866
Mathematician
James MacCullaghJames MacCullagh
 

William MooreWilliam Moore
1806 AD
Mathematician

James C. MaxwellJames C. Maxwell
13 June 1831
Scientist
William EmersonWilliam Emerson
14 May 1701
Mathematician