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
Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
18 May 1872
Philosopher

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832
Author, Mathematician and Photographer

George BooleGeorge Boole
02 November 1815
Mathematician, Philosopher and Logician

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

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

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

William Henry BraggWilliam Henry Bragg
02 July 1862
Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
Arthur CayleyArthur Cayley
16 August 1821
Mathematician

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin
26 June 1824
Mathematician, Physicist

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne
14 February 1896
Astrophysicist

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,

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

John Edensor LittlewoodJohn Edensor Littlewood
09 June 1885
Mathematician, University teacher

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
01 December 1881
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician
William Kingdon CliffordWilliam Kingdon Clifford
04 May 1845
Mathematician

George DarwinGeorge Darwin
09 July 1845
Barrister
James JeansJames Jeans
11 September 1877
Physicist

George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy
27 July 1801
Mathematician

Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson
11 October 1881
Paramedic, Cartographer, Mathematician,
James Joseph SylvesterJames Joseph Sylvester
03 September 1814
Mathematician, Actuary, University teacher

Hertha AyrtonHertha Ayrton
28 April 1854
Engineer
Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth
08 February 1845
Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician

Charles Howard HintonCharles Howard Hinton
1853 AD
Mathematician, writer, science fiction writer

John ColensoJohn Colenso
24 January 1814
 
G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor
07 March 1886
Physicist, Engineer, Mathematician, Meteorologist

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Dugald StewartDugald Stewart
22 November 1753
Philosopher
E. T. WhittakerE. T. Whittaker
24 October 1873
Mathematician

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,

Harold JeffreysHarold Jeffreys
22 April 1891
Mathematical statistician
G. S. CarrG. S. Carr
 
Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole
1832 AD
mathematician, philosopher

John PlayfairJohn Playfair
10 March 1748
Mathematician

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

Horace LambHorace Lamb
27 November 1849
Mathematician
Douglas HartreeDouglas Hartree
27 March 1897
Mathematician

Arthur SchusterArthur Schuster
 

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl StanhopeCharles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope
03 August 1753
Statesman

Udny YuleUdny Yule
 

Augustus Edward Hough LoveAugustus Edward Hough Love
17 April 1863
Mathematician
George SalmonGeorge Salmon
25 September 1819
Mathematician

William George HornerWilliam George Horner
09 June 1786
Mathematician
Henry John Stephen SmithHenry John Stephen Smith
02 November 1826
Mathematician

Ernest William BrownErnest William Brown
29 November 1866
Mathematician

Ernest BarnesErnest Barnes
01 April 1874
Mathematician
George GreenGeorge Green
14 July 1793
Mathematician

William MooreWilliam Moore
1806 AD
Mathematician
James MacCullaghJames MacCullagh
1809 AD
Mathematician

William George WardWilliam George Ward
21 March 1812
Theologian

Eaton HodgkinsonEaton Hodgkinson
26 February 1789
Engineer

Andrew ForsythAndrew Forsyth
18 June 1858
Mathematician

Joseph ProudmanJoseph Proudman
30 December 1888
Mathematician
Peter BarlowPeter Barlow
13 October 1776
Mathematician

Herbert TurnbullHerbert Turnbull
31 August 1885
Mathematician

James C. MaxwellJames C. Maxwell
13 June 1831
Scientist

William EmersonWilliam Emerson
14 May 1701
Mathematician
Sydney ChapmanSydney Chapman
29 January 1888
Mathematician