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

David HilbertDavid Hilbert

23 January 1862

Emmy NoetherEmmy Noether

23 March 1882

Georg CantorGeorg Cantor

03 March 1845

Bernhard RiemannBernhard Riemann

17 September 1826

Max BornMax Born

11 December 1882

Georg OhmGeorg Ohm

16 March 1789

Carl Gustav Jacob JacobiCarl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

10 December 1804

Hermann MinkowskiHermann Minkowski

22 June 1864

Karl WeierstrassKarl Weierstrass

31 October 1815

Richard DedekindRichard Dedekind

06 October 1831

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Carl F. GaussCarl F. Gauss

30 April 1777

Carl Ludwig SiegelCarl Ludwig Siegel

31 December 1896

Hermann Klaus Hugo WeylHermann Klaus Hugo Weyl

09 November 1885

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Carl Friedrich GaussCarl Friedrich Gauss

30 April 1777

Edmund HusserlEdmund Husserl

08 April 1859

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler

29 May 1880

Karl SchwarzschildKarl Schwarzschild

09 October 1873

Gottlob FregeGottlob Frege

08 November 1848

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker

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Peter ScholzePeter Scholze

11 December 1987

Charles Proteus SteinmetzCharles Proteus Steinmetz

09 April 1865

Hermann WeylHermann Weyl

09 November 1885

Nicholas of CusaNicholas of Cusa

1401 AD

Felix KleinFelix Klein

25 April 1849

Rudolf ClausiusRudolf Clausius

02 January 1822

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Robert AumannRobert Aumann

08 June 1930

August Ferdinand MöbiusAugust Ferdinand Möbius

Leopold KroneckerLeopold Kronecker

07 December 1823

Friedrich BesselFriedrich Bessel

22 July 1784

Richard CourantRichard Courant

08 January 1888

Petrus ApianusPetrus Apianus

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Carl Gustav HempelCarl Gustav Hempel

08 January 1905

Pascual JordanPascual Jordan

18 October 1902

Felix HausdorffFelix Hausdorff

08 November 1868

Ernst ZermeloErnst Zermelo

27 July 1871

Edmund LandauEdmund Landau

14 February 1877

Ferdinand Georg FrobeniusFerdinand Georg Frobenius

26 October 1849

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Gerd FaltingsGerd Faltings

28 July 1954


06 June 1436

Ferdinand von LindemannFerdinand von Lindemann

Ernst KummerErnst Kummer

Rudolf LipschitzRudolf Lipschitz
Gotthold EisensteinGotthold Eisenstein

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Christopher ClaviusChristopher Clavius
Julius PlückerJulius Plücker

Hermann SchwarzHermann Schwarz

Johann Friedrich PfaffJohann Friedrich Pfaff

Ludolph van CeulenLudolph van Ceulen
Carl NeumannCarl Neumann

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Ernst SchröderErnst Schröder
Franz Ernst NeumannFranz Ernst Neumann

Elwin Bruno ChristoffelElwin Bruno Christoffel

David GansDavid Gans

Michael MaestlinMichael Maestlin
Max DehnMax Dehn

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Kurt HeegnerKurt Heegner

16 December 1893

Carl Gustav Jakob JacobiCarl Gustav Jakob Jacobi

10 December 1804

Gottfried Wilhelm von LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

01 July 1646

Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune DirichletJohann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet

13 February 1805

Martin Wilhelm KuttaMartin Wilhelm Kutta
Ferdinand EisensteinFerdinand Eisenstein

16 April 1823

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Carl G. J. JacobiCarl G. J. Jacobi

10 December 1804

Peter G. L. DirichletPeter G. L. Dirichlet

13 February 1805