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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

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

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
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
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 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 hardworking people…

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
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
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
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 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 followup…

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
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
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…

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 (Leonardo Pisano Bigollo)
Fibonacci is best known for introducing HinduArabic numerals to Europe which eventually superseded Roman numerals in everyday life. He is also known for the socalled “Fibonacci sequence” and his work…

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
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
 Alan Turing
 Albert Einstein
 Andrew Wiles
 Apollonius of Perga
 Archimedes
 Aryabhata
 AugustinLouis Cauchy
 Bernhard Riemann
 Bhaskara II
 Blaise Pascal
 Brahmagupta
 Carl Friedrich Gauss
 Charles Babbage
 Daniel Bernoulli
 David Hilbert
 Diophantus
 Edward Witten
 Emmy Noether
 Eratosthenes
 Euclid
 Évariste Galois
 Fibonacci (Leonardo Pisano Bigollo)
 Georg Cantor
 G. H. Hardy