British Women Mathematicians

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Ada Lovelace
(Countess of Lovelace)
Ada Lovelace
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Birthdate: December 10, 1815
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: November 27, 1852

Ada Lovelace was a mathematician known for her work on the Analytical Engine, a mechanical general-purpose computer proposed by Charles Babbage. Many believe that Lovelace was the first to recognize the potential of computers. It is also believed that she published the first algorithm after realizing that the algorithm could be carried out by a machine like the Analytical Engine.

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Ruth Lawrence
(Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher)
Ruth Lawrence
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Birthdate: August 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brighton
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Mary Somerville
(Mathematician, Linguist, Translator, Astronomer, Scientist)
Mary Somerville
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Birthdate: December 26, 1780
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jedburgh
Died: November 28, 1872

One of the two pioneering female honorary members of the Royal Astronomical Society, Mary Somerville was a 19th-century polymath and science writer. Though she specialized in math and astronomy, she was also well-versed in botany and geology. The Connection of the Physical Sciences remains her most notable work.

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Christina Pagel
(Researcher)
Christina Pagel
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Birthplace: London, England
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Mary Everest Boole
(mathematician, philosopher)
Mary Everest Boole
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Birthdate: 1832 AD
Birthplace: Wickwar
Died: 1916 AD
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Hertha Ayrton
(Engineer)
Hertha Ayrton
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Birthdate: April 28, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portsea Island, England
Died: August 26, 1923

Hertha Ayrton was a British engineer,  physicist, mathematician, and inventor. She is remembered for her work on electric arcs and ripple marks in sand and water, for which she was awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society. As a woman in the 19th century, she had to face innumerable struggles in her career. She was also a passionate suffragist. 

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Kathleen Ollerenshaw
(Mathematician)
Kathleen Ollerenshaw
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Birthdate: October 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Withington, Manchester, England
Died: August 10, 2014
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Eva Crane
(Researcher)
Eva Crane
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Birthdate: June 12, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 6, 2007
Throughout history, there have been many British women mathematicians who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great British female mathematicians such as Ada Lovelace, Ruth Lawrence, Mary Somerville, Mary Everest Boole, Kathleen Ollerenshaw.