The contribution of mathematicians towards the evolution of the modern world is immense. Over the years, the world has seen innumerable mathematicians who with their theories and formula have brought about great scientific advancements which in turn have shaped the society as whole. Mathematicians belonging to Great Britain too have not left any stone unturned in paving the way for significant development in the field of mathematics. Apart from algorithm and calculus, British mathematicians have also offered great contribution to new age subjects like cryptography and computer programming thus pioneering a new era of scientific research and development. Some of the most prominent British names in this field are Frank Adcock, William Ernest Jonson, Ernst Fetterlein, William Jones and Keith Batey. Jones was responsible for coining the famous symbol ‘pi’, which is being widely used in mathematical calculations today. The works of these eminent personalities have also been a great source of inspiration for many modern-day mathematicians. The numerous books penned by these mathematicians from Britain serve as the basis for many modern day scientific endeavors. Explore this section to find biographies of some of the most famous mathematicians from Britain. Learn everything about their life stories, timelines and few interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
Alan TuringAlan Turing

23 June 1912

Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace

10 December 1815

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell

18 May 1872

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll

27 January 1832

Charles BabbageCharles Babbage

26 December 1791

Paul DiracPaul Dirac

08 August 1902

G. H. HardyG. H. Hardy

07 February 1877

George BooleGeorge Boole

02 November 1815

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead

15 February 1861

Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley

08 November 1656

Arthur EddingtonArthur Eddington

28 December 1882

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Ronald RossRonald Ross

13 May 1857

John VennJohn Venn

04 August 1834

Lord KelvinLord Kelvin

26 June 1824

Arthur CayleyArthur Cayley

16 August 1821

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William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

Edward Arthur MilneEdward Arthur Milne

14 February 1896

Michael AtiyahMichael Atiyah

22 April 1929

James Clerk MaxwellJames Clerk Maxwell

Roger PenroseRoger Penrose

08 August 1931

Freeman DysonFreeman Dyson

15 December 1923

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John DeeJohn Dee

13 July 1527

Ronald FisherRonald Fisher

17 February 1890

Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram

29 August 1959

Andrew WilesAndrew Wiles

11 April 1953

John HerschelJohn Herschel

07 March 1792

Karl PearsonKarl Pearson

27 March 1857

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Fred HoyleFred Hoyle

24 June 1915

John Horton ConwayJohn Horton Conway

26 December 1937

John LennoxJohn Lennox

07 November 1943

Thomas BayesThomas Bayes

1702 AD

Oliver HeavisideOliver Heaviside

18 May 1850

Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd

19 August 1923

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John Edensor LittlewoodJohn Edensor Littlewood

09 June 1885

Mary SomervilleMary Somerville

26 December 1780

Charles WheatstoneCharles Wheatstone

06 February 1802

Frank P. RamseyFrank P. Ramsey

22 February 1903

Augustus De MorganAugustus De Morgan

27 June 1806

Marcus du SautoyMarcus du Sautoy

26 August 1965

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William WhewellWilliam Whewell

24 May 1794

Ruth LawrenceRuth Lawrence

02 August 1971

Jacob BronowskiJacob Bronowski

18 January 1908

Klaus RothKlaus Roth

29 October 1925

David BrewsterDavid Brewster

11 December 1781

Colin MaclaurinColin Maclaurin

01 February 1698

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John WallisJohn Wallis

23 November 1616

Brook TaylorBrook Taylor

18 August 1685

Timothy GowersTimothy Gowers

20 November 1963

Thomas HarriotThomas Harriot

1560 AD

William PlayfairWilliam Playfair

22 September 1759

William PettyWilliam Petty

26 May 1623

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Isaac BarrowIsaac Barrow

30 September 1630

Simon DonaldsonSimon Donaldson

20 August 1957

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston

01 December 1881

George Biddell AiryGeorge Biddell Airy

27 July 1801

George DarwinGeorge Darwin

09 July 1845

I. J. GoodI. J. Good

09 December 1916

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W. T. TutteW. T. Tutte

14 May 1917

Thomas ChalmersThomas Chalmers

17 March 1780

William WhistonWilliam Whiston

09 December 1667

James Joseph SylvesterJames Joseph Sylvester

03 September 1814

Lewis Fry RichardsonLewis Fry Richardson

11 October 1881

John ArbuthnotJohn Arbuthnot

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Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes

26 June 1913

William OughtredWilliam Oughtred

05 March 1575

Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth

08 February 1845

Dugald StewartDugald Stewart

John Couch AdamsJohn Couch Adams

05 June 1819

William Lawrence BraggWilliam Lawrence Bragg

31 March 1890

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Charles Howard HintonCharles Howard Hinton

1853 AD

John PopleJohn Pople

31 October 1925

Keith DevlinKeith Devlin

16 March 1947

Clifford CocksClifford Cocks

28 December 1950

G. I. TaylorG. I. Taylor

07 March 1886

Peter HiltonPeter Hilton

07 April 1923

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Andrew HodgesAndrew Hodges

1949 AD

Joseph LarmorJoseph Larmor

Mary Everest BooleMary Everest Boole

1832 AD