Welcome to Famous Mathematicians

Not everybody has a passion for mathematics but some excel in the field like a lot of things in life. We have listed some of these amazing people here on the website that decided mathematics was cool and fun, and in doing so discovered many amazing things because of their understanding of equations, measurements etc. People like Alan Turing who helped break the Enigma code during World War II. If you ever been in a casino and played a roulette wheel, you placed a gamble on an instrument that has origins with the mathematician Blaise Pascal. Maths is involved in so many things we do in our everyday lives and most of the time we never even notice. This website is dedicated  to these people that helped change and shape our world.


  • ada-lovelace
    Citizenship: London, UK
    Area of work: First computer programmer and mathematician

    Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace is considered to be the first computer programmer. Her mother ensured that Ada received an education that was not typical for women at the time. She learned math…

  • alan-turing
    Citizenship: England
    Area of work: Maths, science and father of

    Alan Turing

    Alan Turing was an amazing scientist who became known as the father of the modern computer. He helped break the Enigma code during World War II and developed the Turing…

  • albert-einstein
    Citizenship: Germany
    Area of work: Mathematics and Physics

    Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein is one of the twentieth century’s most famous scientists. His work was truly ground breaking and ended up revolutionizing the field of physics. Almost everyone in the world…

  • andrew-wiles
    Citizenship: England
    Area of work: Mathematics and Solved Fermat’s Last

    Andrew Wiles

    Andrew Wiles is a mathematician from England. He is most famous for solving Fermat’s Last Theorem, which had not been solved for over 350 years after Fermat wrote it. Early…

  • apollonius-of-perga
    Citizenship: Turkey
    Area of work: Mathematician, Geometry

    Apollonius of Perga

    Apollonius of Perga is famous for his work in geometry, particularly on conics. He was known as “The Great Geometer” and wrote a number of books on a number of…

  • archimedes
    Citizenship: Sicily
    Area of work: Scientist, Mathematics, geometry, engineering, and

    Archimedes

    Archimedes has been described as one of the greatest scientists of the classical period. He made a number of advancements in the area of mathematics, geometry, engineering, and astronomy among…

  • aryabhata
    Citizenship: India
    Area of work: Mathematician and Astronomer

    Aryabhata

    Aryabhata was a mathematician and astronomer from India. He is considered to be the first in a long line of Indian mathematicians and astronomers. He calculated the circumference of the…

  • augustin-louis-cauchy
    Citizenship: Paris
    Area of work: French mathematician

    Augustin-Louis Cauchy

    Augustin-Louis Couchy was an important French mathematician. His work was used not only by mathematicians during his lifetime but also by mathematicians that followed. Cauchy published around eight hundred articles…

  • bernhard-riemann
    Citizenship: German
    Area of work: Mathematics, Physics

    Bernhard Riemann

    Bernhard Riemann was a German mathematician who had a profound impact on mathematics and physics. His ideas in non-Euclidean geometry helped set the stage for Einstein’s work on relativity. He…

  • bhaskara
    Citizenship: India
    Area of work: Mathematics

    Bhaskara II

    Bhaskara II is a famous Indian mathematician. He also goes by the name of Bhaskara or Bhaskaracharya, which means Bhaskara the Teacher. Bhaskara is famous for a number of innovations…

  • Blaise-Pascal
    Citizenship: French
    Area of work: Mathematics & Physics

    Blaise Pascal

    If you ever been in a casino and played a roulette wheel, you placed a gamble on an instrument that has origins with the mathematician Blaise Pascal. Early Years Blaise…

  • Brahmagupta-theorem
    Citizenship: India
    Area of work: gave rules to compute with

    Brahmagupta

    Early Life Ever wondered who would have thought that zero could be a real number? Well, the mathematician that came from India did. Not much is known of the childhood…

  • Carl-Gauss
    Citizenship: German
    Area of work: Mathematics & Astronomy

    Carl Friedrich Gauss

    Carl Gauss was born in Braunschweig (commonly known as Brunswick) Germany. The date was April 30, 1777 and he came from a nominally poor family. His parents were hard-working people…

  • Charles-Babbage
    Citizenship: British
    Area of work: Computer Science & Mathematics

    Charles Babbage

    Early Years Charles Babbage was born near London, England in the town of Walworth on December 26, 1792. (There is a discrepancy that states the year of his birth as…

  • Daniel-Bernoulli
    Citizenship: Swiss
    Area of work: Mathematics & Medicine

    Daniel Bernoulli

    Early Years and Following Daniel Bernoulli was born on February 18 at the turn of the 18th Century. He was born in Groningen, Switzerland to Johann Bernoulli and Dorothea Faulkner.…

  • david-hilbert
    Citizenship: Russia
    Area of work: Maths, Science and astronomy

    David Hilbert

    Summary: What kind of a man was David Hilbert that started life seemingly innocuous in his education, yet fierce in his career? He was a man with one focus in…

  • diophantus
    Citizenship: Greek
    Area of work: Mathematics, algebra, airthmetic

    Diophantus

    Summary: Diophantus is described as the beginning of modern algebra as it is known. What of the man and his worth to the world of mathematics?  Look at his life…

  • edward
    Citizenship: Maryland
    Area of work: Mathematics and Physics

    Edward Witten

    Summary:  One individual has stepped above others to do justice to the ideas of Albert Einstein’s work with Relativity and Quantum Physics. His work with string theory and the follow-up…

  • emmy-noether
    Citizenship: Germany
    Area of work: mathematics and algebra

    Emmy Noether

    Summary: Amalie Emmy Noether was what some might have called a woman born out of time. Her work, in a world that was dominated by men, established her as a…

  • Eratosthenes Mathematicians
    Citizenship: Libya
    Area of work: Philosophy, mathematics, music, astronomy

    Eratosthenes

    Summary In Eratosthenes is a man that not only loved to read everything, but he applied everything to life. Philosophy, mathematics, music, astronomy and other facets of life had interconnecting…

  • euclid
    Citizenship: Greek
    Area of work: Mathematician, Geometry

    Euclid

    Early Life Euclid of Alexandria (often confused with the Greek philosopher Euclid of Megara) was an ancient Greek Mathematician. Although there have been many attempts to guess the dates of…

  • evariste-galois
    Citizenship: france
    Area of work: French Mathematician, father of algebra

    Évariste Galois

    Évariste Galois was a French Mathematician who is often regarded as the father of algebra. Galois led a colourful, yet tragic life that ended at the age of 20. His…

  • fibonacci
    Citizenship: Italy
    Area of work: Hindu-Arabic numerals, Roman numerals

    Fibonacci (Leonardo Pisano Bigollo)

    Fibonacci is best known for introducing Hindu-Arabic numerals to Europe which eventually superseded Roman numerals in everyday life. He is also known for the so-called “Fibonacci sequence” and his work…

  • georg-cantor
    Citizenship: Russia
    Area of work: Mathematician, concept of infinity

    Georg Cantor

    Georg Cantor was an exceptional mathematician who is probably best known for making a vital breakthrough in our understanding of the concept of infinity. Until Cantor, infinity had been a…

  • g-h-hardy
    Citizenship: England
    Area of work: British mathematician , prime number

    G. H. Hardy

    Hardy was an important British mathematician who produced some highly original work on prime number theory and partitions, among many other areas of research. He is known for the discovery…

  • ada-lovelace
    Citizenship: London, UK
    Area of work: First computer programmer and mathematician

    Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace is considered to be the first computer programmer. Her mother ensured that Ada received an education that was not typical for women at the time. She learned math…

  • alan-turing
    Citizenship: England
    Area of work: Maths, science and father of

    Alan Turing

    Alan Turing was an amazing scientist who became known as the father of the modern computer. He helped break the Enigma code during World War II and developed the Turing…

  • albert-einstein
    Citizenship: Germany
    Area of work: Mathematics and Physics

    Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein is one of the twentieth century’s most famous scientists. His work was truly ground breaking and ended up revolutionizing the field of physics. Almost everyone in the world…

  • andrew-wiles
    Citizenship: England
    Area of work: Mathematics and Solved Fermat’s Last

    Andrew Wiles

    Andrew Wiles is a mathematician from England. He is most famous for solving Fermat’s Last Theorem, which had not been solved for over 350 years after Fermat wrote it. Early…

  • apollonius-of-perga
    Citizenship: Turkey
    Area of work: Mathematician, Geometry

    Apollonius of Perga

    Apollonius of Perga is famous for his work in geometry, particularly on conics. He was known as “The Great Geometer” and wrote a number of books on a number of…

  • archimedes
    Citizenship: Sicily
    Area of work: Scientist, Mathematics, geometry, engineering, and

    Archimedes

    Archimedes has been described as one of the greatest scientists of the classical period. He made a number of advancements in the area of mathematics, geometry, engineering, and astronomy among…

  • aryabhata
    Citizenship: India
    Area of work: Mathematician and Astronomer

    Aryabhata

    Aryabhata was a mathematician and astronomer from India. He is considered to be the first in a long line of Indian mathematicians and astronomers. He calculated the circumference of the…

  • augustin-louis-cauchy
    Citizenship: Paris
    Area of work: French mathematician

    Augustin-Louis Cauchy

    Augustin-Louis Couchy was an important French mathematician. His work was used not only by mathematicians during his lifetime but also by mathematicians that followed. Cauchy published around eight hundred articles…

  • bernhard-riemann
    Citizenship: German
    Area of work: Mathematics, Physics

    Bernhard Riemann

    Bernhard Riemann was a German mathematician who had a profound impact on mathematics and physics. His ideas in non-Euclidean geometry helped set the stage for Einstein’s work on relativity. He…

  • bhaskara
    Citizenship: India
    Area of work: Mathematics

    Bhaskara II

    Bhaskara II is a famous Indian mathematician. He also goes by the name of Bhaskara or Bhaskaracharya, which means Bhaskara the Teacher. Bhaskara is famous for a number of innovations…

  • Blaise-Pascal
    Citizenship: French
    Area of work: Mathematics & Physics

    Blaise Pascal

    If you ever been in a casino and played a roulette wheel, you placed a gamble on an instrument that has origins with the mathematician Blaise Pascal. Early Years Blaise…

  • Brahmagupta-theorem
    Citizenship: India
    Area of work: gave rules to compute with

    Brahmagupta

    Early Life Ever wondered who would have thought that zero could be a real number? Well, the mathematician that came from India did. Not much is known of the childhood…

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