The Germans have always been the great pioneers of technological and scientific advancements. The contribution of their mathematicians in this regard is highly significant. It was a German mathematician who had once laid the foundation for the law of gravitational pull; it was a German mathematician who proved that without proof mathematics remains but an assumption; it was a German mathematician who introduced us to Aerodynamics. The country has been the home to famous mathematicians like Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann, Johannes Kepler, or Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz who gave the world path-breaking theories of calculus, analysis and differential geometry, among others in an expansive list. The world would have been a different place without these theories which laid the foundation of many scientific developments. These mathematicians have gifted their legacy to mankind and paved the way for a better tomorrow and their biographies provide an insight into their lives which has propelled humanity in the right direction. We house for you a collection of biographies of some of the most famous German mathematicians whose contributions will be remembered by several generations to come. Explore to find out more about their life stories, timelines, along with some interesting trivia and facts related to them.

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
27 December 1571
Astronomer, Mathematician & Astrologer
David HilbertDavid Hilbert
23 January 1862
Mathematician

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor
03 March 1845
Mathematician

Emmy NoetherEmmy Noether
23 March 1882
Mathematician

Max BornMax Born
11 December 1882
Physicist

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann
17 September 1826
Mathematician
Georg OhmGeorg Ohm
16 March 1789
Physicist & Mathematician

Hermann MinkowskiHermann Minkowski
22 June 1864
 

Carl Gustav Jacob JacobiCarl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
10 December 1804
Mathematician
Karl WeierstrassKarl Weierstrass
31 October 1815
Mathematician

Peter Gustav Lejeune DirichletPeter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
13 February 1805
Mathematician
Richard DedekindRichard Dedekind
06 October 1831
Mathematician

Johann Heinrich LambertJohann Heinrich Lambert
26 August 1728
Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer

Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel
31 December 1896
Mathematician

Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss
30 April 1777
Mathematician

Gottfried W. LeibnizGottfried W. Leibniz
01 July 1646
Philosopher, Mathematician
Hermann Klaus Hugo WeylHermann Klaus Hugo Weyl
09 November 1885
Mathematician and Theoretical Physicist

Felix Christian KleinFelix Christian Klein
25 April 1849
Mathematician

Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss
30 April 1777
Mathematician, Geophysicist, Astronomer, Science

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
 
Gottlob FregeGottlob Frege
08 November 1848
Mathematician, Logician, Analytic philosopher,

Peter ScholzePeter Scholze
11 December 1987
Mathematician, University teacher
Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild
09 October 1873
Physicist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, University

Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz
09 April 1865
Mathematician, Electrical engineer, Engineer,

Nicholas of CusaNicholas of Cusa
1401 AD
mathematician, astronomer, diplomat, philosopher
Rudolf ClausiusRudolf Clausius
02 January 1822
Physicist, University teacher, Mathematician,

Leopold KroneckerLeopold Kronecker
07 December 1823
Mathematician, University teacher
August Ferdinand MöbiusAugust Ferdinand Möbius
 

Oskar MorgensternOskar Morgenstern
24 January 1902
Economist

Pascual JordanPascual Jordan
18 October 1902
Physicist, Politician, Academic, University
Richard CourantRichard Courant
08 January 1888
Mathematician, University teacher

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Hermann GrassmannHermann Grassmann
15 April 1809
Polymath
Friedrich BesselFriedrich Bessel
22 July 1784
Astronomer

Carl Gustav HempelCarl Gustav Hempel
08 January 1905
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher,

Felix HausdorffFelix Hausdorff
08 November 1868
Mathematician, Writer, Topologist, University

Ernst ZermeloErnst Zermelo
27 July 1871
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher
Gerd FaltingsGerd Faltings
28 July 1954
Mathematician, University teacher
Edmund LandauEdmund Landau
14 February 1877
Mathematician, University teacher

RegiomontanusRegiomontanus
06 June 1436
Astronomer, Mathematician, Historian of

Ferdinand von LindemannFerdinand von Lindemann
 

Ferdinand Georg FrobeniusFerdinand Georg Frobenius
26 October 1849
Mathematician, University teacher
Gotthold EisensteinGotthold Eisenstein
16 April 1823
Mathematician

Rudolf LipschitzRudolf Lipschitz
 

Christopher ClaviusChristopher Clavius
25 March 1538
Mathematician

Maria ReicheMaria Reiche
15 May 1903
Mathematician

Julius PlückerJulius Plücker
 
Wendelin WernerWendelin Werner
23 September 1968
Mathematician

Hermann SchwarzHermann Schwarz
25 January 1843
Mathematician
Johann Friedrich PfaffJohann Friedrich Pfaff
 

Petrus ApianusPetrus Apianus
 

Klaus RothKlaus Roth
29 October 1925
Mathematician
Richard BrauerRichard Brauer
10 February 1901
Mathematician

Ernst SchröderErnst Schröder
 
Ludolph van CeulenLudolph van Ceulen
 

Carsten NiebuhrCarsten Niebuhr
17 March 1733
Mathematician

Carl NeumannCarl Neumann
 

Franz Ernst NeumannFranz Ernst Neumann
 

Michael StifelMichael Stifel
1487 AD
Monk
Elwin Bruno ChristoffelElwin Bruno Christoffel
 

Max DehnMax Dehn
 

Friedrich HirzebruchFriedrich Hirzebruch
17 October 1927
Mathematician

Martin Wilhelm KuttaMartin Kutta
03 November 1867
Mathematician
Michael MaestlinMichael Maestlin
30 September 1550
Astronomer

Moritz CantorMoritz Cantor
23 August 1829
Historian
Kurt HeegnerKurt Heegner
16 December 1893
Mathematician

Peter Andreas HansenPeter Andreas Hansen
08 December 1795
Astronomer

Carl Gustav Jakob JacobiCarl Gustav Jakob Jacobi
10 December 1804
Mathematician
Karl Georg Christian von StaudtKarl Georg Christian von Staudt
24 January 1798
Mathematician

Oskar BolzaOskar Bolza
12 May 1857
Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm von LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
01 July 1646
Philosopher

Georg Bernhard BilfingerGeorg Bernhard Bilfinger
23 January 1693
Philosopher

August Leopold CrelleAugust Leopold Crelle
17 March 1780
Mathematician
Hermann Günther GrassmannHermann Günther Grassmann
15 April 1809
Polymath

Philipp Nikodemus FrischlinPhilipp Nikodemus Frischlin
22 September 1547
Poet
Carl G. J. JacobiCarl G. J. Jacobi
10 December 1804
 

Peter G. L. DirichletPeter G. L. Dirichlet
13 February 1805