**Birthdate:**August 5, 1802

**Sun Sign:**Leo

**Birthplace:**Finnøy

**Died:**April 6, 1829

Born to a pastor, Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel first showcased his mathematical skills in his cathedral school and later became a pioneer of various mathematical concepts. He died of tuberculosis, amid poverty, before he could learn that he had been appointed to teach at the **University of Berlin**.