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Mathematician - Notable Historical Events

Blaise PascalNov 23, 1654

Anders CelsiusApr 20, 1736

Carl Friedrich GaussMar 30, 1796

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Mathematician - Historical Events
Date Event
1654-11-23

French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.

1736-04-20

French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

1796-03-30

Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon

1796-04-08

Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)

1993-06-21

English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat

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Mathematician - Notable Birthdays

Nicolaus CopernicusFeb 19, 1473

Blaise PascalJun 19, 1623

Isaac NewtonDec 25, 1642

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'AlembertNov 16, 1717

Benjamin BannekerNov 9, 1731

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreSep 19, 1749

Carl Friedrich GaussApr 30, 1777

Ada LovelaceDec 10, 1815

Mathematician - Birthdays
Date Event
973-09-15

Al-Biruni, mathematician (d. 1048)

1048-05-18

Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher (d. 1131)

1423-05-30

Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1461)

1452-12-10

Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)

1468-02-14

Johann Werner, German mathematician (d. 1522)

1473-02-19

Nicolaus Copernicus, Toruń Royal Prussia, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)

1494-12-20

Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)

1495-04-16

Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)

1501-09-24

Girolamo Cardano, Italy, mathematician/astrologer (Ars Magna-1545)

1511-11-22

Erasmus Reinhold, Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)

1522-02-02

Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)

1527-07-13

John Dee, London, alchemist/astrologer/mathematician (d. 1609)

1529-04-03

Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1581)

1539-03-25

Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)

1540-01-28

Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)

1550-09-30

Michael Maestlin, German mathematician (d. 1631)

1552-02-28

Jost/Jobst Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (d. 1632)

1552-04-15

Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)

1553-06-05

Bernardino Baldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1617)

1561-01-06

Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)

1561-08-29

Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry)

1561-09-29

Roomen, mathematician

1563-10-17

Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer

1567-01-04

Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect

1571-12-09

Adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect

1572-04-14

Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician (d. 1632)

1574-03-05

William Oughtred, England, mathematician/inventor (slide rule)

1577-06-12

Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)

1580-08-19

Pierre Vernier, Ornans, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements

1581-10-09

Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/theologist

1585-11-01

Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (d. 1652)

1588-09-08

Marin Mersenne, France, mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)

1589-02-07

Jacob de Witt, Dutch mayor (Dordrecht)/mathematician

1591-06-16

Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (d. 1655)

1597-03-01

Jean-Charles de la Faille, Belgian mathematician (d. 1652)

1602-03-18

Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (d. 1679)

1602-08-10

Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (d. 1675)

1607-08-17

Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608]

1608-01-28

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer

1608-02-05

Gaspar Schott, German mathematician (d. 1666)

1610-03-01

John Pell, English mathematician (d. 1685)

1612-06-23

André Tacquet, Belgian mathematician (d. 1660)

1616-10-20

Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)

1616-11-23

John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (product of Wallis)

1618-04-02

Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)

1619-12-17

Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, (d. 1682)

1622-04-05

Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)

1623-06-19

Blaise Pascal, mathematician/physicist/religious writer (Pascal)

1625-08-13

Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)

1628-04-23

Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (d. 1704)

1640-03-18

Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1719)

1640-04-01

Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)

1640-06-15

Bernard Lamy, French mathematician (d. 1715)

1642-12-25

Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England, physicist, mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d.1727)

1646-06-05

Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (d. 1684)

1646-07-01

G W Leibniz, German mathematician/philosopher; postulated monads

1651-04-10

Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (d. 1708)

1652-04-21

Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)

1653-03-25

Joseph Sauveur, French physicist/mathematician

1654-12-27

Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician

1655-01-06

Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)

1655-09-19

Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1666-09-16

Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)

1667-05-26

Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)

1667-07-27

Jean Bernoulli, mathematician

1667-09-05

Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (d. 1733)

1667-12-09

William Whiston, English mathematician (d. 1752)

1671-07-14

Jacques D'Allonville, French astronomer and mathematician (d. 1732)

1671-10-01

Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (d. 1742)

1671-12-01

Keill, mathematician

1675-05-29

Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (d. 1715)

1676-05-28

Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (d. 1754)

1682-04-16

John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)

1682-07-10

Roger Cotes, English mathematician (d. 1716)

1685-08-18

Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem

1687-10-14

Robert Simson, Scotland, mathematician

1687-10-21

Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)

1688-11-15

Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757)

1690-03-18

Christian Goldbach, German mathematician (Goldbach position)

1692-05-01

-31? James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (d. 1770) born during this month

1695-02-06

Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1726)

1698-02-16

Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)

1698-09-28

Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer

1700-01-29

Daniel Bernoulli, Basel Switz, mathematician (10 time French award)

1701-01-28

Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)

1701-05-14

William Emerson, English mathematician (d. 1782)

1703-10-28

Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d. 1768)

1704-07-31

Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)

1704-10-09

Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)

1707-04-15

Leonhard Euler, Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler's Constant)

1710-06-10

James Short, Scottish mathematician (d. 1768)

1710-08-20

Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)

1712-08-24

Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer

1713-05-03

Alexis Clairault, French mathematician (d. 1765)

1713-09-14

Johann Kies, German mathematician (d. 1781)

1714-11-25

Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)

1717-11-16

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)

1718-05-16

Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician (d. 1799)

1719-01-23

John Landen, English mathematician (d. 1790)

1719-09-27

Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician (d. 1800)

1725-09-05

Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (d. 1799)

1730-03-31

Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (d. 1783)

1731-11-09

Benjamin Banneker, Ellicott Md, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC)

1732-04-08

David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician (d. 1796)

1733-05-04

Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)

1736-01-25

Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Turin, Italy, mathematician and astronomer

1736-09-16

Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician

1737-08-14

Charles Hutton, mathematician

1743-09-17

Jean-Marie Caritat, France, mathematician

1745-06-08

Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician (d. 1818)

1746-05-10

Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)

1748-03-10

John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician

1749-03-23

Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician/astronomer/physicist

1749-09-19

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)

1750-04-24

Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician

1752-09-18

Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals

1753-05-13

Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (d. 1823)

1754-03-23

Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician, physicist, and artillery officer (d. 1802)

1755-04-27

Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)

1755-07-22

Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)

1756-08-29

Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician (d. 1830)

1759-10-04

Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803)

1760-07-08

Christian Kramp, French mathematician (d. 1826)

1761-09-28

Budan de Boislaurent, mathematician

1765-04-28

Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1834)

1765-06-15

Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (d. 1831)

1765-09-22

Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)

1765-11-04

Pierre Girard, French mathematician (d. 1836)

1765-12-22

Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825)

1768-03-21

Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier, mathematician/Egyptologist

1768-09-23

William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace)

1771-06-19

Joseph Gergonne, French mathematician (d. 1859)

1773-03-26

Nathaniel Bowditch, mathematician/astronomer/author (Marine Sextant)

1775-02-09

Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungary, mathematician (parallel axiom)

1775-07-23

Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1812)

1776-04-01

Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)

1777-04-30

Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician

1780-03-27

August L Crelle, German inventor/mathematician (1st Prussian Railway)

1780-12-26

Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)

1781-06-21

Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)

1781-10-05

Bernard Bolzano, Czech mathematician and philosopher (d. 1848)

1783-12-19

Charles-Julien Brianchon, France, mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)

1786-02-02

Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (d. 1856)

1786-07-24

Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)

1788-07-01

Jean-Victor Poncelet, mathematician, founded projective geometry

1789-08-21

Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician

1790-03-15

Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)

1790-11-17

August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)

1791-04-09

George Peacock, Denton County Durham, English Mathematician (algebraic theory)

1792-12-01

Lobachevsky, mathematician

1793-11-15

Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)

1794-03-05

Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1794-04-12

Germinal P Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (geometry)

1796-02-22

Adolphe Quetelet, Belgium, mathematician/astronomer/statistician

1796-06-01

Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (d. 1832)

1796-06-14

Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (d. 1866)

1798-04-17

Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)

1798-09-11

Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/mathematician/physicist

1800-05-30

Karl W Feuerbach, German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach)

1801-06-16

Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)

1801-08-28

Antoine A Cournot, French philosopher/mathematician (rule of Cournot)

1802-08-05

Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)

1802-12-15

Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)

1803-01-02

Gugliemo Libri, [della Somaia], Ital/Fren mathematician/book collector

1803-09-29

Charles-Francois Sturm, French mathematician (Sturm's Theorem)

1804-10-28

Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)

1804-12-10

Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (d. 1851)

1804-12-16

Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)

1805-08-04

William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)

1809-04-04

Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer

1809-04-15

Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician

1810-01-29

Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician

1811-10-25

Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)

1812-09-29

Gopel, mathematician

1814-05-30

Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)

1815-10-31

Karl Weierstrass, Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)

1815-11-02

George Boole, mathematician (Boolean algebra)

1815-12-10

Ada Lovelace, London, English mathematician (d. 1852)

1817-02-22

Carl Wilhelm Borchardt, German mathematician (d. 1880)

1819-08-13

George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)

1819-12-22

Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)

1820-11-23

Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)

1821-03-15

Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)

1821-05-16

Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)

1822-03-04

Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)

1822-12-24

Charles Hermite, French mathematician (E is Transcendent)

1823-04-16

Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)

1823-12-07

Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)

1826-09-17

G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function)

1827-01-21

Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)

1830-12-07

Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education

1831-10-06

J W Richard Dedekind, Ger mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers)

1832-04-19

Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre, mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)

1832-05-07

Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)

1832-05-14

Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)

1834-08-04

John Venn, English mathematician (d. 1923)

1835-03-12

Simon Newcomb, US, scientist/mathematician/astronomer

1835-11-16

Eugenio Beltrami, Cremona Lombardy, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)

1836-08-11

Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician

1837-09-14

Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (d. 1903)

1838-01-05

Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)

1840-07-01

Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer

1841-11-20

Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)

1841-11-25

Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)

1842-02-02

Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927)

1842-04-04

Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)

1842-08-16

Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (d. 1922)

1842-10-01

Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet (Le Hareng Saur)

1842-12-17

Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)

1843-09-27

Gaston Tarry, French mathematician (d. 1913)

1845-03-03

Georg Cantor, German mathematician (discover transfinite numbers)

1846-03-16

Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)

1847-03-31

Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (d. 1878)

1847-05-10

Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (d. 1923)

1848-11-08

Gottlob Frege, Germany, mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)

1849-02-22

Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)

1849-04-25

Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanston Colloquium)

1849-10-26

Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)

1850-01-15

Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician. (d. 1891)

1850-06-27

Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (d. 1919)

1851-07-24

Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)

1852-04-12

[Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician

1853-01-12

Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)

1853-12-22

Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)

1854-04-29

Henri Poincaré, France, mathematician/astronomer/philosopher

1856-06-14

Andrey Markov, Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain)

1856-07-24

Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (d. 1941)

1856-12-29

Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)

1857-03-27

Karl Pearson, London England, mathematician

1857-04-10

Henry Ernest Dudeney, mathematician/puzzle maker

1857-06-06

Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918)

1858-06-23

William Ernst Johnson, Cambridge England, mathematician

1858-08-27

Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician

1858-09-27

Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic

1859-03-26

Adolf Hurwitz, German mathematician (d. 1919)

1859-05-08

Johan Jensen, Danish mathematician (d. 1925)

1860-05-03

Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician (d. 1940)

1860-06-08

Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (d. 1940)

1861-02-15

Alfred North Whitehead, Engl mathematician/philosopher (Adv of Ideas)

1861-12-26

Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)

1862-01-23

David Hilbert, Königsberg East Prussia, mathematician

1863-04-17

Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (d. 1940)

1863-05-14

John Charles Fields, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal

1863-08-15

Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (d. 1945)

1863-12-05

Paul P Painlevé, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]

1863-12-15

Paul [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]

1864-01-09

Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926)

1864-06-22

Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician

1865-07-15

Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (d. 1945)

1865-08-14

Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (d. 1952)

1865-12-08

Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)

1866-08-14

Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)

1867-05-17

Gerrit Mannoury, Dutch mathematician/philosopher

1868-03-15

Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)

1868-04-28

Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (d. 1908)

1868-08-07

Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)

1868-11-08

Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)

1869-12-22

Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)

1870-03-11

Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (d. 1946)

1870-06-18

Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician

1871-01-07

Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)

1871-03-04

Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)

1871-11-20

William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher/educator

1872-05-18

Bertrand Russell, England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)

1873-03-29

Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (d. 1941)

1873-09-28

Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)

1873-10-24

Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)

1873-12-11

Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)

1875-06-28

Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (d. 1941)

1876-07-20

Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)

1876-11-19

Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)

1877-09-11

James Jeans, England, physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1878-02-28

Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)

1878-11-13

Max Dehn, German mathematician (d. 1952)

1878-12-21

Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)

1879-09-27

Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician (d. 1934)

1880-02-09

Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)

1880-02-22

Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)

1881-01-17

Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (d. 1941)

1881-02-27

Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician

1882-01-21

Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician (d. 1937)

1882-03-14

Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)

1882-03-23

Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)

1882-12-28

Arthur Eddington, England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician

1883-04-19

Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)

1883-09-15

Esteban Terradas i Illa, Spanish mathematician and engineer (d. 1950)

1883-12-09

Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (d. 1950)

1884-03-21

George D Birkhoff, US mathematician (Aesthetic measure)

1885-10-11

Alfred Haar, Hungary, mathematician

1885-11-09

Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (d. 1955)

1886-03-30

Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician

1887-05-23

Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (d. 1963)

1887-12-13

George Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1985)

1887-12-22

Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)

1888-01-08

Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)

1888-06-12

Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)

1888-06-16

Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)

1888-09-19

J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (d. 1971)

1889-03-04

Oscar Chisini, Italian mathematician (d. 1967)

1890-09-22

Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician/philosopher

1891-09-14

Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)

1892-10-28

Eduard J Dijksterhuis, Dutch mathematician/historian (Fall & Throw)

1893-02-02

Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1974)

1893-02-03

Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)

1894-01-01

Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)

1894-06-15

Nikolai Chebotaryov, Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1947)

1894-07-19

Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician (d. 1959)

1894-09-30

Dirk J Bush, Dutch/US mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)

1894-11-26

Norbert Wiener, US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics

1895-12-05

Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician (d. 1969)

1896-01-31

Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)

1896-02-02

Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)

1896-05-07

Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Moscow, Russian mathematician (topology)

1897-03-27

Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist

1898-02-03

Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician

1898-08-25

Helmut Hasse, German mathematician (d. 1975)

1898-11-07

Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (d. 1963)

1899-03-13

John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism

1899-04-24

Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)

1899-06-01

Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)

1900-06-24

Wilhelm Cauer, German mathematician (d. 1945)

1900-12-17

Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)

1901-01-18

Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)

1901-08-15

Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)

1901-09-28

Friedrichs, mathematician

1902-01-14

Alfred Tarski, Warsaw, mathematician/logician

1902-02-13

Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)

1902-09-23

Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (d. 2003)

1902-10-31

Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)

1902-11-17

Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)

1903-02-04

Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician

1903-04-25

Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1987)

1903-05-15

Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)

1903-12-07

Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician (d. 1987)

1903-12-28

John von Neumann, mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)

1904-01-20

Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin

1904-07-08

Henri Cartan, French mathematician

1904-11-11

J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)

1905-01-01

Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)

1905-01-02

Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)

1905-02-01

Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist

1905-02-03

Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)

1905-09-17

Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician/director (OW&OC)

1906-04-28

Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)

1906-05-06

Andre Weil, [Bourbaki], French/US mathematician

1906-06-06

Max Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn)

1906-06-13

Bruno de Finetti, Italian mathematician (d. 1985)

1906-06-17

Thomas G Cowling, British mathematician/astronomer

1906-07-07

William Feller, Croatian mathematician (d. 1970)

1906-10-24

Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)

1908-01-18

Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian

1908-01-18

Jacob Bronowski, Łódź, Poland, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man

1908-01-19

Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)

1908-02-12

Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)

1908-07-07

Evert W Beth, Dutch mathematician/philosopher

1908-09-03

Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (d. 1988)

1908-10-06

Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)

1909-01-05

Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions)

1909-04-13

Stanislaw Marcin Ulam, Polish mathematician (d. 1984)

1909-08-04

Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (d. 2005)

1909-08-21

Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (d. 1992)

1909-11-27

Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)

1910-02-02

Charlotte Auerbach, computer Pioneer/Mathematician

1910-03-30

Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician (d. 1940)

1910-04-22

Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)

1911-11-02

Raphael Robinson, US mathematician (d. 1995)

1912-01-01

Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)

1912-06-23

Alan Turing, mathematician/pioneer in computer theory (Turing Machine)

1912-08-04

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)

1913-03-26

Paul Erdos, mathematician

1914-03-19

Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)

1914-06-29

Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)

1915-02-11

Richard Hamming, Chicago Illinois, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code)

1915-03-05

Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)

1915-06-11

Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)

1915-10-25

Ivan M. Niven, Canadian mathematician (d. 1999)

1916-02-06

John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)

1916-05-10

Milton Babbitt, US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)

1917-05-23

Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (d. 2008)

1917-06-14

Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician

1917-06-17

Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)

1917-09-21

Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (d. 1968)

1919-09-27

James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)

1919-12-19

Benedict Freedman, New York, NY, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), (d. 2012)

1920-04-27

Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1997)

1920-09-09

Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)

1920-09-14

Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (d. 1998)

1920-10-24

Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)

1920-11-04

Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game)

1921-03-11

Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)

1921-10-06

Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)

1921-10-22

Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)

1922-03-07

Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)

1922-05-29

Iannis Xenakis, Braila, Romania, Greek composer/architect/mathematician

1923-01-01

Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992)

1923-05-21

Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (d. 2003)

1923-06-03

Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician

1923-09-02

Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)

1924-05-11

Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician

1924-05-12

Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician

1924-11-20

Benoit Mandelbrot, Warsaw Poland, mathematician (proved Zipf's law)

1924-12-06

Sergey Yablonsky, Moscow, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998)

1926-05-01

Peter Lax, Hungarian Mathematician

1926-08-27

Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2002)

1926-09-15

Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician

1927-07-10

Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician

1927-08-02

Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician

1927-11-12

Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)

1928-03-01

Seymour Papert, South African mathematician

1928-03-28

Alexander Grothendieck, German mathematician

1928-06-13

John Forbes Nash, American mathematician, Nobel laureate

1929-07-17

Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician

1930-06-08

Robert Aumann, German-born Israeli mathematician; Nobel laureate

1930-07-15

Stephen Smale, American mathematician

1930-08-12

Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician

1931-04-25

Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)

1931-08-02

Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician

1932-02-29

Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007)

1932-04-27

Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)

1934-03-23

Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician

1934-04-02

Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (d. 2007)

1934-10-12

Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician

1935-03-18

Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish mathematician

1935-08-19

Alan Baker, London, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory

1935-08-29

Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch essayist/mathematician

1937-06-12

Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician

1937-12-26

John Horton Conway, British mathematician

1938-01-10

Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist

1938-03-20

Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist

1938-11-03

Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician

1939-05-15

Brian Hartley, mathematician

1940-01-02

S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician

1940-01-05

Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician

1943-12-23

Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician

1944-05-25

Robert MacPherson, American mathematician

1944-07-31

Robert C. Merton, American mathematician

1944-10-03

Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician

1945-03-13

Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician

1945-08-22

Erol Gelenbe, Turkish computer scientist and mathematician

1945-12-04

Michael Gerzon, mathematician

1946-02-24

Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician

1946-09-30

William Thurston, Washington, mathematician (Fields Medal, 1982), (d. 2012)

1947-04-01

Alain Connes, French mathematician

1948-05-09

Hans Georg Bock, German mathematician

1949-04-04

Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician

1951-04-21

Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician

1951-08-21

Eric Goles, Chilean mathematician and computer scientist

1951-09-11

Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician

1952-03-25

Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician

1952-06-30

Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician

1952-09-27

Didier Dubois, French mathematician

1953-04-11

Andrew Wiles, British mathematician

1954-07-28

Gerd Faltings, German mathematician

1955-09-07

Efim Zelmanov, Russian mathematician

1956-08-11

Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician

1956-08-23

Andreas Floer, German mathematician (d. 1991)

1960-10-28

Landon Curt Noll, Astronomer, Cryptographer and Mathematician: youngest to hold the world record for the largest known prime 3 times

1963-11-20

Timothy Gowers, British mathematician

1964-08-25

Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician

1965-01-06

Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician

1966-06-04

Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician

1966-06-13

Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician

1975-07-17

Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician

Mathematician - Notable Weddings

Ada LovelaceJul 8, 1835

Albert CamusDec 3, 1940

Mathematician - Weddings
Date Event
1835-07-08

Mathematician Ada Lovelace [Ada Byron] (19) weds Earl of Lovelace, William King (30)

1940-12-03

Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Mathematician - Notable Deaths

Blaise PascalAug 19, 1662

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'AlembertOct 29, 1783

Benjamin BannekerOct 9, 1806

Jean Baptiste Joseph DelambreAug 19, 1822

Ada LovelaceNov 27, 1852

Carl Friedrich GaussFeb 23, 1855

Charles BabbageOct 20, 1871

Mathematician - Deaths
Date Event
485-04-17

Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]

901-02-18

Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826)

1123-12-04

Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048)

1429-06-22

Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)

1461-04-08

Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)

1464-08-17

Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies

1505-10-21

Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician

1531-02-16

Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)

1553-02-19

Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician, dies at 41

1555-08-08

Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)

1557-04-21

Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)

1557-12-13

Niccolo Tartaglia, Italian mathematician, dies

1559-03-30

Adam Ries, German mathematician (b. 1492)

1564-10-18

Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)

1565-10-05

Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (b. 1522)

1567-04-19

Michael Stifel, German theologist/mathematician, dies at about 79

1576-09-21

Girolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, dies at 74

1576-12-04

Rheticus, mathematician, dies

1578-08-11

Pedro Nunes, [Nonius], Port mathematician/astronomer (nonius), dies

1581-10-23

Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)

1603-12-13

François Viète, French mathematician dies in Paris (b. 1540)

1610-12-31

Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)

1612-02-17

Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartoonist/mathematician, dies at 48

1615-05-04

Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (b. 1561)

1617-03-20

Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50

1617-04-04

John Napier, Scottish mathematician/inventor (logarithms), dies

1626-02-11

Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (b. 1552)

1626-04-11

Marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)

1626-10-30

Willebrord Snellius (also Snell and Snel van Royen), Dutch astronomer/mathematician, dies at about 46

1626-12-10

Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)

1630-01-26

Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)

1631-10-20

Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)

1632-01-31

Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552)

1632-05-25

Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1572)

1635-09-06

Adrian A Metius, mathematician/fort architect, dies at 63

1637-09-14

Pierre Vernier, French mathematician and inventor of the vernier caliper used for taking accurate measurements, dies at 57

1638-02-28

Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56

1643-11-03

Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)

1648-09-01

Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (Number of Mersenne), dies at 59

1652-10-08

John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)

1652-11-04

Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (b. 1597)

1652-11-21

Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)

1655-10-16

Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)

1656-04-24

Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561)

1660-05-29

Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)

1660-06-30

William Oughtred, English mathematician (b. 1575)

1660-12-22

André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)

1662-08-19

Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)

1663-12-28

Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)

1665-01-12

Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63

1667-09-28

Jacobus Golius, mathematician/founder (Leidse observ), dies at 71

1675-10-27

Gilles de Roberval, French mathematician (b. 1602)

1677-05-04

Isaac Barrow, English mathematician (b. 1630)

1679-01-14

Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (b. 1602)

1679-11-30

Pieter van Schooten, Dutch mathematician/fort architect, dies at 45

1680-12-04

Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616)

1682-11-29

Rupert, prince of Palts/adm/chemist/engraver/mathematician, dies at 62

1684-07-26

Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (b. 1646)

1685-12-12

John Pell, English mathematician (b. 1610)

1689-01-06

Seth Ward, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1617)

1694-09-28

Mouton, mathematician, dies

1697-01-26

Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (b. 1640)

1698-11-04

Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)

1703-09-22

Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)

1703-10-28

John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies

1704-02-02

Guillaume F A de l'Hospital, French mathematician, dies at about 62

1705-08-16

Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50

1708-10-11

Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician (b. 1651)

1708-10-24

Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician

1715-10-15

Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (b. 1675)

1716-06-05

Roger Cotes, English mathematician (b. 1682)

1716-09-26

Antoine Parent, French mathematician (b. 1666)

1717-04-03

Jacques Ozanam, French mathematician (b. 1640)

1719-04-21

Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)

1719-11-08

Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)

1722-12-23

Pierre Varignon, French mathematician (b. 1654)

1726-07-31

Nicolaus II Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1695)

1731-12-29

J Brook Taylor, English mathematician, dies at 46

1735-02-27

John Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies

1737-02-03

Tommaso Ceva, Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)

1737-12-29

Joseph Saurin, French mathematician (b. 1659)

1739-04-19

Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies

1742-07-04

Guido Grandi, Italian mathematician (b. 1671)

1748-01-01

Johann Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1667)

1749-07-03

William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)

1749-09-10

Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (b. 1706)

1750-12-01

Doppelmayr, mathematician

1752-01-04

Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer), dies at 47

1752-08-22

William Whiston, English mathematician (b. 1667)

1754-04-15

Jacopo Riccati, Italian mathematician (b. 1676)

1754-11-27

Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (b. 1667)

1757-01-09

Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)

1758-08-15

Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60

1759-11-29

Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (b. 1687)

1761-04-17

Thomas Bayes, English mathematician

1761-05-14

Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50

1764-11-20

Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies

1765-05-17

Alexis Claude Clairault, French mathematician (b. 1713)

1768-02-02

Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)

1768-06-15

James Short, Scottish mathematician and optician (b. 1710)

1768-09-02

Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (b. 1703)

1768-10-01

Robert Simson, Scotland mathematician, dies at 80

1770-12-05

James Stirling, Scot mathematician (Formula of Stirling), dies at 78

1772-03-29

Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher and mathematician (b. 1688)

1773-07-07

Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer, dies at 60

1774-02-04

Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)

1777-09-25

Johann Heinrich Lambert, mathematician, dies at 49

1777-10-05

Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)

1781-07-29

Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)

1782-03-17

Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born mathematician (b. 1700)

1782-05-20

William Emerson, British mathematician (b. 1701)

1783-09-07

Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician, dies

1783-09-18

Leonhard Euler, mathematician, dies

1783-09-27

Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)

1783-10-29

Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosophe/mathematician, dies at 66

1783-11-23

Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)

1785-01-23

Matthew Stewart, Scottish mathematician (b. 1717)

1785-06-02

Jean Paul de Gua de Malves, French mathematician (b. 1713)

1790-01-15

John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)

1794-03-29

Marie-J-A-N C Condorcet, mathematician (Theory of Comets), dies at 50

1794-04-08

Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies

1796-01-01

Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, French mathematician (b. 1735)

1799-02-19

Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b. 1733)

1799-12-18

Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (b. 1725)

1800-06-20

Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician (b. 1719)

1802-09-26

Baron Jurij Vega, Slovenian mathematician and military officer (b. 1754)

1806-10-09

Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

1807-08-15

Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70

1812-02-24

Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775)

1813-04-10

Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician and astronomer (b. 1736)

1818-03-25

Caspar Wessel, Danish mathematician (b. 1745)

1818-07-28

Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)

1819-07-20

John Playfair, Scottish geologist/mathematician, dies

1822-08-19

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer, dies at 72

1822-11-19

Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)

1823-08-02

Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (b. 1753)

1826-07-22

Giuseppe Piazzi, monk/mathematician (found 1st asteroid), dies at 80

1827-03-05

Pierre-Simon Laplace, French mathematician (b. 1749)

1829-04-06

Niels H Able, Norwegian mathematician (infinite series), dies at 26

1830-05-16

Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, mathematician, dies

1831-04-19

Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (b. 1765)

1831-06-27

Sophie Germain, French mathematician (b. 1776)

1832-05-31

Évariste Galois, French mathematician (b. 1811)

1832-08-24

Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French mathematician (b. 1796)

1834-01-16

Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)

1834-03-12

Karl W Feuerbach, mathematician (circle of Feuerbach), dies at 33

1836-08-16

Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (b. 1755)

1839-07-29

Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)

1840-03-22

Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)

1840-03-28

Simon-Antoine-Jean Lhuillier, Swiss mathematician, dies at 89

1840-04-25

Siméon-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (b. 1781)

1843-04-28

William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies

1843-05-24

Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (b. 1765)

1843-09-11

Joseph Nicollet, mathematician and explorer (b. 1786)

1844-08-30

Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies

1847-02-15

Germinal Pierre Dandelin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1794)

1848-12-18

Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1781)

1849-02-15

Pierre F Verhulst, Belgian mathematician (logistic curve), dies at 44

1851-02-18

Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804)

1852-10-11

Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (b. 1823)

1852-11-27

Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)

1854-07-06

Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65

1855-02-23

Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

1855-10-06

August L Crelle, inventor/mathematician (Rechentafeln), dies at 75

1855-12-15

Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician (b. 1803)

1856-05-12

Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, French mathematician (b. 1786)

1856-11-20

Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81

1857-05-23

Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician (b. 1789)

1858-11-08

George Peacock, English Mathematician, dies at 67

1859-05-04

Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician (b. 1771)

1859-05-05

Peter G L Dirichlet, German mathematician, dies at 53

1859-12-05

Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82

1860-01-27

János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1802)

1862-03-01

Peter Barlow, English mathematician (b. 1776)

1866-05-13

Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (b. 1796)

1866-07-20

G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function), dies

1867-12-22

Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79

1868-05-22

Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist (formula of P), dies

1868-09-26

August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)

1869-09-28

Libri, mathematician, dies

1871-03-18

Augustus De Morgan, Indian-born British mathematician and logician (b. 1806)

1871-10-20

Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79

1872-10-21

Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78

1872-11-07

Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)

1877-03-31

Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75

1877-09-26

Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

1878-07-07

Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (b. 1847)

1880-10-06

Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies

1880-12-12

Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), dies at 83

1882-09-08

Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (surface of Liouville), dies

1884-03-01

Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician (b. 1820)

1888-08-09

Charles Cros, French mathematician/chemist/poet, dies at 45

1889-12-12

Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1804)

1891-02-10

Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850)

1891-09-18

William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)

1891-10-03

Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842)

1891-12-29

Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68

1892-06-22

Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)

1892-08-11

Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813)

1893-01-07

Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)

1893-05-14

Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83

1894-02-14

Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)

1894-12-08

Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821)

1894-12-31

Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38

1895-01-26

Arthur Cayley, mathematician, dies

1897-02-19

Karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81

1899-02-18

M Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56

1900-02-18

Eugenio Beltrami, Italian Mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), dies at 64

1900-06-29

Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)

1901-01-14

Charles Hermite, French mathematician (e is transcendent), dies at 78

1901-02-21

George Francis FitzGerald, Irish mathematician (b. 1851)

1901-05-30

Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (b. 1841)

1902-01-14

Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65

1902-06-16

Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (b. 1841)

1903-06-10

Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies

1903-06-11

Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)

1903-10-07

Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (b. 1832)

1908-11-20

Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (b. 1868)

1909-01-12

Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician (b. 1864)

1912-07-17

J-Henri Poincaré, French mine engineer/mathematician, dies at 58

1913-11-25

Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer (Ball Screw), dies

1916-02-12

J W Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, dies

1916-04-29

Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (b. 1850)

1918-01-06

Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72

1918-10-28

Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician (b. 1845)

1919-05-21

Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853)

1920-04-10

Moritz B Cantor, German mathematician, dies at 90

1920-04-26

Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887)

1922-01-06

Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (b. 1842)

1922-07-20

Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (b. 1856)

1923-02-11

Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (b. 1847)

1923-04-04

John Venn, British mathematician (b. 1834)

1924-08-17

Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26

1925-03-27

Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92

1925-06-22

Felix Klein, German mathematician (b. 1849)

1925-07-26

Gottlob Frege, German Mathematician, dies at 76

1927-03-05

Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)

1927-07-07

Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)

1927-12-14

Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)

1928-09-29

Steinitz, mathematician, dies

1929-03-27

Samuil Shatunovsky, Ukrainian mathematician, dies at 70

1929-08-10

Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)

1931-01-14

William Ernst Johnson, British mathematician, dies

1931-09-10

Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869)

1932-04-20

Giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies

1932-08-09

John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, dies after a three-month illness at 69

1933-03-16

Alfred Her, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47

1933-10-29

Paul, [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies

1935-04-14

Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)

1935-08-12

Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851)

1936-04-27

Karl Pearson, mathematician, dies

1938-09-24

Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)

1939-03-06

[Carl L] Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician, dies at 86

1939-09-29

Dickstein, mathematician, dies

1940-10-11

Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)

1940-12-17

Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (b. 1860)

1941-07-04

Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)

1941-09-29

Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79

1941-12-11

Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (b. 1856)

1943-02-14

David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81

1944-07-17

William James Sidis, gifted mathematician and child prodigy (b. 1898)

1944-11-12

George D Birkhoff, US mathematician (Aesthetic measure), dies at 60

1945-07-12

Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)

1945-10-26

Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (b. 1863)

1946-04-28

Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870)

1946-09-16

James Jeans, English physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 69

1947-10-02

Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)

1947-12-01

Hardy, mathematician, dies

1950-01-28

Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)

1950-02-02

Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician (b. 1873)

1950-05-09

Esteban Terradas i Illa, Catalan mathematician, scientist, and engineer (b. 1883)

1950-12-13

Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1902)

1951-05-06

Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)

1952-04-27

Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)

1952-06-27

Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)

1954-03-05

Julian Lowell Coolidge, mathematician (Study-Segre school), dies at 80

1954-06-07

Alan M Turing, British mathematician (Turing), commits suicide at 41

1955-12-09

Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (b. 1885)

1956-01-30

Gerrit Mannoury, mathematician/philosopher, dies at 88

1956-02-03

Émile Borel, French mathematician (b. 1871)

1956-03-24

Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), dies at 82

1959-05-08

Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55

1959-10-15

Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880)

1960-05-08

J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (b. 1904)

1960-08-10

Oswald Veblin, mathematician

1961-04-04

Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician (b. 1873)

1962-03-02

Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1866)

1962-10-02

Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)

1963-06-20

Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (b. 1898)

1963-10-17

Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97

1964-03-18

Norbert Wiener, US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69

1964-04-14

Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)

1965-02-13

William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93

1965-05-18

Eduard J Dijksterhuis, mathematician (Archimedes), dies at 72

1966-09-10

Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)

1966-10-24

Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)

1966-12-02

Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85

1967-03-04

Michel Plancherel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1885)

1967-06-07

Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

1968-10-06

Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)

1968-11-07

Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)

1969-10-21

Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (b. 1882)

1970-01-14

William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)

1970-02-01

Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)

1970-09-14

Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79

1971-06-03

Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)

1971-09-23

J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)

1971-12-15

Paul Pierre Lévy, French mathematician (b. 1886)

1972-01-27

Richard Courant, German/US mathematician, dies at 84

1972-09-27

S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)

1973-01-15

Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)

1974-06-25

Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)

1974-08-22

Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66

1974-08-22

Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack at 66

1975-01-09

Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)

1977-09-18

Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)

1978-01-14

Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1906)

1978-03-19

Gaston Julia, French mathematician (b. 1893)

1980-03-21

Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)

1980-05-28

Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)

1980-07-17

Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)

1980-10-15

Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)

1980-10-27

John Van Vleck, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81

1982-09-01

Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)

1982-11-16

Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86

1983-03-20

Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (b. 1891)

1983-12-01

Mirsky, mathematician, dies

1984-12-03

Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)

1985-07-30

Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)

1986-07-04

Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)

1986-10-05

James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)

1986-10-06

Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

1986-11-04

Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)

1987-08-08

Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician (b. 1903)

1987-10-20

Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1903)

1988-01-24

Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)

1988-05-03

Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (b. 1908)

1989-01-03

Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

1990-10-13

Hans Freudenthal, mathematician/director OW&OC (F Institution), dies

1991-05-15

Andreas Floer, German mathematician (b. 1956)

1992-02-13

Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

1992-09-28

Leech, mathematician, dies

1992-11-29

Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)

1993-08-17

Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (b. 1920)

1993-11-08

Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)

1994-01-25

Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85

1994-06-20

Charlotte Auerbach, computer pioneer/mathematician, dies at 84

1994-10-08

Brian Hartley, mathematician, dies at 55

1994-12-18

Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)

1996-01-12

Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)

1996-01-31

Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65

1996-04-18

Piet Hein, architect/poet/mathematician/inventor, dies at 80

1996-05-06

Michael Gerzon, mathematician, dies at 50

1996-09-20

Paul Erdos, mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83

1996-10-11

Lars Ahlfors, Finnish mathematician (b. 1907)

1997-02-13

Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920), Jessica Browne, singer and dancer

1997-12-12

Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

1997-12-13

Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician, dies at 94

1998-01-07

Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), dies of a heat attack at 82

1998-04-03

Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (b. 1900)

1998-04-16

Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (b. 1920)

1998-05-26

Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73

1998-06-08

Maria Reiche, German-born mathematician and archaeologist (b. 1903)

1998-08-06

Andre Weil, French mathematician (b. 1906)

1999-07-27

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)

1999-10-17

Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)

2000-04-25

Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)

2000-06-02

Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)

2002-04-09

Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician (b. 1891)

2003-03-17

Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902)

2003-08-11

Armand Borel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1923)

2004-01-12

Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

2004-04-05

Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)

2004-10-29

Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)

2004-12-03

Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)

2005-01-04

Frank Harary, American mathematician (b. 1921)

2005-05-13

George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914)

2005-06-18

Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)

2005-07-06

Bruno Augenstein, German-born mathematician (b. 1923)

2005-08-28

Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1910)

2005-08-28

George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1911)

2006-10-02

Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)

2006-10-03

John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)

2006-11-10

Fokko du Cloux, mathematician (b. 1954)

2006-11-20

Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician (b. 1950)

2007-03-23

Paul J. Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (b. 1934)

2008-04-16

Edward Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917)

2008-06-24

Gerhard Ringel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1919)

2008-08-13

Henri Cartan, French Mathematician

2010-10-14

Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)

2011-10-23

Herbert A. Hauptman, American Mathematician whose models for determining the chemical crystal structures vital for life revolutionized chemistry, dies at 94

2012-02-24

Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92

2012-08-21

William Thurston, American mathematician, dies from melanoma at 65

2012-11-25

Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician, dies at 81

2016-03-18

Mathematician Solomon Marcus dies aged 91


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