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Norbert Wiener MP (1894 - 1964)

American mathematician, the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with many implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the...

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Hermann Cohen MP (1842 - 1918)

Hermann Cohen (4 July 1842 – 4 April 1918) was a German-Jewish philosopher, one of the founders of the Marburg School of Neo-Kantianism, and he is often held to be "probably the most important J...

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Nikolai Vasilievich Bugaev MP (1837 - 1903)

Wikipedia: English - Russian Memoirs by Leonid Lakhtin (in Russian)

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Georg F. L. P. Cantor MP (1845 - 1918)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor (March 3 [O.S. February 19] 1845] – January 6, 1918) was a German mathematician, best known as the inventor of set th...

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Emanuel Lasker MP (1868 - 1941)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years. ...

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Grace Chisholm Young (1868 - 1944)

Grace Chisholm Young (née Chisholm; 15 March 1868 – 29 March 1944) was an English mathematician. She was educated at Girton College, Cambridge, England and continued her studies at G&#x...

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William Henry Young (1863 - 1942)

William Henry Young FRS (London, 20 October 1863 - Lausanne, 7 July 1942) was an English mathematician. Young was educated at City of London School and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He worked on measure the...

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Laurence Chisholm Young (1905 - 2000)

Laurence Chisholm Young (14 July 1905 – 24 December 2000) was an American mathematician known for his contributions to measure theory, the calculus of variations, optimal control theory, and p...

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Jakob Rosanes MP (1842 - 1922)

Jakob Rosanes Jewish Encyclopedia Jakob Rosanes (also Jacob; August 16, 1842 – January 6, 1922) was a German mathematician who worked on algebraic geometry and invariant theory. He was also ...

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Holbrook Mann MacNeille (1907 - 1973)

Holbrook Mann MacNeille (May 11, 1907 – September 30, 1973) was an American mathematician who worked for the United States Atomic Energy Commission before becoming the first Executive Director...

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Marin Getaldić MP (1568 - 1626)

Marino Ghetaldi; (2 October 1568, Dubrovnik – 11 April 1626, Dubrovnik) was a scientist from the Republic of Ragusa. A mathematician and physicist who studied in Italy, England and Belgium, his ...

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John Monroe Van Vleck (1833 - 1912)

John Monroe Van Vleck (March 4, 1833–November 4, 1912) was an American mathematician and astronomer. He taught astronomy and mathematics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut for m...

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Edward Burr Van Vleck (1863 - 1943)

Edward Burr Van Vleck (June 7, 1863, Middletown, Connecticut – June 3, 1943, Madison, Wisconsin) was an American mathematician. The son of astronomer John Monroe Van Vleck, he graduated from...

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Henry Seely White (1861 - 1943)

Henry Seely White (May 20, 1861 - May 20, 1943) was an American mathematician. He was born in Cazenovia, New York to parents Aaron White and Isadore Maria Haight. He matriculated at Wesleyan Universi...

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Diederik J. Korteweg (1848 - 1941)

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Charles Alton Ellis (1876 - 1949)

Charles Alton Ellis (1876–1949) was a professor, structural engineer and mathematician who was chiefly responsible for the structural design of the Golden Gate Bridge. Because of a dispute wit...

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Edward John Routh, FRS MP (1831 - 1907)

From Wikipedia Edward John Routh FRS (20 January 1831 – 7 June 1907), was an English mathematician, noted as the outstanding coach of students preparing for the Mathematical Tripos examination...

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Nicolas de Condorcet MP (1743 - 1794)

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Willebrord Snellius MP (1580 - 1626)

Willebrord Snellius was one of the most eminent scientists of the Dutch Golden Age. In de Pieterskerk in Leiden bevindt zich de grafsteen van Snellius en zijn vrouw. De tekst erop luidt: "Hier leggen...

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Branko Kronfeld MP (1938 - 1983)

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Willem Jacob 's Gravesande MP (1688 - 1742)

Dutch mathematician and physicist. He improved experimental physics by clear demonstration tests, for example the ‘ball and ring of ‘s Gravesande’ to show the expansion of me...

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Herman Naftali Bondi MP (1919 - 2005)

Sir Hermann Bondi, KCB, FRS (1 November 1919 – 10 September 2005) was an Anglo-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist. He is best known for developing the steady-state theory of the universe wit...

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Guido Peter von Pirquet (1880 - 1922)

Taken from the International Space Hall of Fame at the museum of Space History. Guido von Pirquet Austria Identified the most efficient trajectories for inter-planetary travel. Baron Guido von ...

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Adriaen Vlacq MP (1600 - 1667)

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William Rowan Hamilton MP (1805 - 1865)

William Rowan Hamilton Hamilton became professor of astronomy at TCD and royal astronomer of Ireland. Hamilton was a prodigy and knew 13 languages by the age of 9. He introduced the terms ‘sca...

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Henry Briggs, I MP (1561 - 1630)

Henry Briggs (February 1561 – 26 January 1630) was an English mathematician notable for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier into common (base 10) logarithms, which are somet...

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John Venn MP (1834 - 1923)

John Venn FRS Is the second cousin once removed of Author E.M Forster From Wikipedia (4 August 1834 – 4 April 1923), was a British logician and philosopher. He is famous for introducin...

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Ivar-Heldur Petersen MP (1929 - 2007)

Ivar-Heldur Petersen (aastani 1938 Peterson, 26. juuli 1929, Tallinn – 9. august 2007, Tallinn) oli Eesti matemaatik.

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Isaac Barrow MP (1630 - 1677)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: ISAAC BARROW , the learned and pious author of the following pages, was born in October, 1630, the son of Thomas Barrow, a respected citizen of London, who was the bro...

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T. Sós Vera (1930 - d.)

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Lajos Erdős (Engländer) (deceased)

Biography: Wolf prize in mathematics. 1 (2000), By S. S. Chern, Friedrich Hirzebruch

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John Flinders Petrie (1907 - 1972)

John Flinders Petrie (1907-1972) was the only son of Egyptologist Sir W. M. Flinders Petrie. He was born in 1907 and as a schoolboy showed remarkable promise of mathematical ability. In periods of inte...

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Dr William Johnston (c.1588 - 1640)

The brother of the poet was a man of some local celebrity; he was Dr William Johnston, professor of mathematics in the Marishcal college of Aberdeen. "He was," says Wodrow, "ane learned and experienced...

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Leonard Digges, Esq, of Woolton Court (c.1520 - 1574)

Leonard Digges (c.1515–c.1559) was a well-known English mathematician and surveyor, credited with the invention of the theodolite, and a great popularizer of science through his writings in Engl...

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Mina Spiegel Rees (1902 - 1997)

Mina Spiegel Rees (2 August 1902 - 25 October 1997) was an American mathematician. She was the first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1971) and head of t...

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Simon Newcomb MP (1835 - 1909)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Simon Newcomb (March 12, 1835 – July 11, 1909) was a Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician. Though he had little conventional schooling, he made i...

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Charles Sanders Peirce MP (1839 - 1914)

Charles Sanders Peirce ( /ˈpɜrs/ like "purse"; September 10, 1839 – April 19, 1914) was an American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist, born at 3 Phillips Place ...

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Benjamin Peirce (1809 - 1880)

Benjamin Peirce ( /ˈpɜrs/;[1] April 4, 1809, Salem, Massachusetts – October 6, 1880, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American mathematician who taught at Harvard University for ...

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Frank Plumpton Ramsey MP (1903 - 1930)

Frank Plumpton Ramsey entered Winchester College in 1915 and from there he won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge. He completed his secondary school education at Winchester in 1920 and he ente...

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Saunders Mac Lane (1909 - 2005)

Saunders Mac Lane (4 August 1909, Taftville, Connecticut – 14 April 2005, San Francisco) was an American mathematician who cofounded category theory with Samuel Eilenberg. Career Mac L...

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J. Willard Gibbs MP (1839 - 1903)

Josiah Willard Gibbs (February 11, 1839 – April 28, 1903) was an American scientist who made important theoretical contributions to physics, chemistry, and mathematics. His work on the applica...

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Pierre Simon de Laplace MP (1749 - 1827)

Pierre-Simon Laplace From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about Pierre-Simon Laplace. Pierre-Simon, marquis de Laplace Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749–1827). Posthumous portrai...

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Henri Paul Cartan (1904 - 2008)

Henri Paul Cartan Born: 8 July 1904 in Nancy, France Died: 13 Aug 2008 in Paris, France Parents: son of mathematician Élie Cartan and Marie-Louise Bianconi Married: on 14 September 193...

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Henri Poincaré MP (1854 - 1912)

Henri Poincaré est un mathématicien, physicien, philosophe et ingénieur français né le 29 avril 1854 à Nancy et mort le 17 juillet 1912 à Paris. Il a r&...

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Sophus Lie MP (1842 - 1899)

Sophus Lie, Marius Sophus Lie (Norwegian pronunciation: [liː] "Lee") (17 December 1842 - 18 February 1899) was a Norwegian-born mathematician. He largely created the theory of continuous symmetr...

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Élie Joseph Cartan (1869 - 1951)

Élie Joseph Cartan Born: 9 April 1869 in Dolomieu (near Chambéry), Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France Died: 6 May 1951 in Paris, France Parents: son of Joseph Cartan & Anne Cottaz...

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Winifred Edgerton Merrill (1862 - 1951)

Winifred Edgerton, the first American woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics, was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. She was a direct descendent of Elder William Brewster of Plymouth Colony. She received her...

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Helen Abbot Merrill (1864 - 1949)

Helen Abbot Merrill (1864 – 1949) was an American mathematician, educator and textbook author. Biography Born in New Jersey the daughter of an insurance claims adjuster and a housewife...

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Alicia Boole Stott (1860 - 1940)

Alicia Boole Stott (June 8, 1860, Cork, Ireland – December 17, 1940, England) was the third daughter of George Boole and Mary Everest Boole. Before marrying Walter Stott, an actuary, in 1890, ...

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Mary Everest Boole (1832 - 1916)

Mary Everest Boole (1832, Wickwar, Gloucestershire – 1916) was a self-taught mathematician who is best known as an author of didactic works on mathematics, such as Philosophy and Fun of Algebr...

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George Boole MP (1815 - 1864)

George Boole ( /ˈbuːl/; 2 November 1815 – 8 December 1864) was an English mathematician, philosopher and logician. His work was in the fields of differential equations and algebr...

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Charles Howard Hinton (1853 - 1907)

Charles Howard Hinton (1853, UK – 30 April 1907, Washington D.C., USA) was a British mathematician and writer of science fiction works titled Scientific Romances. He was interested in higher d...

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William Thurston MP (1946 - 2012)

William Paul "Bill" Thurston (October 30, 1946 - August 21, 2012) was an American mathematician. He was a pioneer in the field of low-dimensional topology. In 1982, he was awarded the Fields Medal for ...

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Henry William Watson MP (1827 - 1903)

Rev. Henry William Watson (February 25, 1827, Marylebone, London – January 11, 1903, Berkswell near Coventry) was a noted mathematician and author of a number of mathematics books. He was educ...

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Christiaen Huygens MP (1629 - 1695)

He was a famous mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He invented the pendulum clock, the principal of the steamengine and a gunpowder engine. Jan Jansz Stampioen was for two years (1643-1645) his t...

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William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker MP (1620 - 1684)

From Wikipedia: Life[edit]Brouncker was born in Castlelyons, County Cork, the elder son of William Brouncker, 1st Viscount Brouncker and Winifred, daughter of Sir William Leigh of Newnham. His father...

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David Bierens de Haan (1822 - 1895)

Burried vak B cellar nr. 123, Groenesteeg, Leiden Mathematician, professor in Leiden, owned a large library of mathematical books, now in de library of the University of Leiden. Wiskundige, bezat een...

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John Winthrop (1714 - 1779)

) John Winthrop (December 19, 1714 – May 3, 1779) was the 2nd Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy in Harvard College. He was a distinguished mathematician, physicist and ast...

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Thomas Henry Huxley ("Darwin's Bulldog") MP (1825 - 1895)

Thomas Henry Huxley PC FRS (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Huxley's famous 1860 deba...

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Dr. Heinrich Gustav Magnus (1802 - 1870)

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Garrett Birkhoff (1911 - 1996)

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György / George Pólya MP (1887 - 1985)

George (György) Pólya (December 13, 1887 – September 7, 1985, in Hungarian Pólya György) was a Hungarian mathematician. He was a professor of mathematics from 1914 ...

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John Forbes Nash, Jr., Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, 1994 MP

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Economics Nobel Laureate 1994 Bio John Forbes Nash, Jr . Wikipedia John Forbes Nash, Jr. (born June 13, 1928) is a brilliant American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geomet...

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Friedrich (Fritz) Alexander Ernst Noether (1884 - 1941)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Fritz Alexander Ernst Noether (October 7, 1884 in Erlangen – September 10, 1941 in Orel, Russia) was a German-born mathematician. Fritz Noether's father ...

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Max Noether (1844 - 1921)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Max Noether (24 September 1844 – 13 December 1921) was a German mathematician who worked on algebraic geometry and the theory of algebraic functions. He ha...

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Emmy Noether MP (1882 - 1935)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Amalie Emmy Noether (German: [ˈnøːtɐ]; 23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935) was an influential German mathematician known for her gro...

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Lloyd Stowell Shapley, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2012 MP

Lloyd Stowell Shapley (born June 2, 1923) is a distinguished American mathematician and economist. He is a Professor Emeritus at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), affiliated with department...

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Friedrich J. Richelot (1808 - 1875)

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Omar Khayyám MP (1048 - 1131)

Omar Khayyám, ‏عمر خیام x (1048–1131) was a Persian polymath: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treati...

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Martín de Azpilcueta (1491 - 1586)

Martín de Azpilcueta (13 December 1491 – 1 June 1586), or Doctor Navarrus, was an important Spanish canonist and theologian in his time, and an early economist, the first to develop monet...

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Max W. Dehn MP (1878 - 1952)

Max Dehn (November 13, 1878 – June 27, 1952) was a German American mathematician and a student of David Hilbert. He is most famous for his work in geometry, topology and geometric group theory. ...

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Anne L. Focke (Bosworth) (1868 - 1907)

Contributed by Sarina Wyant, University of Rhode Island Special Collections and Archives Now that emphasis is being placed on eliminating the gender gap in the disciplines of mathematics and scie...

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Oliver D. Kellogg (1878 - 1932)

Oliver Kellogg's parents were Sarah Cornelia Hall and Day Otis Kellogg who, at the time of Oliver's birth, was an Episcopal priest. However Oliver's father was also an academic and he later left the ...

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Edmund T. Whittaker (1873 - 1956)

Edmund Whittaker's family had been living for many generations in Lancashire. The name Whittaker comes from the farm High Whitacre, near Padiham in Lancashire, where the family lived from 1236. Edmun...

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John Whittaker (1905 - 1984)

John Whittaker was the son of Edmund Whittaker. He studied at Edinburgh University and Cambridge. After posts at Edinburgh and Cambridge he became Professor at Liverpool though his tenure was interru...

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Edward Thomas Copson (1901 - 1980)

Edward Copson graduated from Oxford and was appointed a lecturer at Edinburgh. He later held posts at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich and Queen's College Dundee before being appointed Regius Pro...

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William H. Pickering MP (1910 - 2004)

A seminal figure of the age of space, New Zealand-born William Hayward Pickering was internationally known for his significant contributions to the founding of the space age, and for the firs...

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Herbert E. Robbins (1915 - 2001)

Herbert Robbins, 86, Statistician Who Fueled Interest in Math Dr. Herbert E. Robbins, who developed several widely used statistical techniques and wrote a popular book that inspired many students to ...

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E. H. Moore (1852 - 1932)

Eliakim Moore's father was David Hastings Moore while his mother was Julia Sophia Carpenter. David Moore was a Methodist minister and he and his wife gave their son Eliakim an excellent education. As...

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Adolph C. G. Mayer (1839 - 1907)

Adolph Mayer's father, Christian Adolph Mayer (1802-1875), was a merchant, banker and financial advisor from Leipzig with a prosperous business so that the family were well off. In fact the Mayer fam...

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William V. D. Hodge (1903 - 1975)

William Hodge's parents were Janet Vallence, whose father owned a confectionary business in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Archibald James Hodge who worked in the property market. William was the second of...

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Godfrey H. Hardy MP (1877 - 1947)

G H Hardy's father, Isaac Hardy, was bursar and an art master at Cranleigh school. His mother Sophia had been a teacher at Lincoln Teacher's Training School. Both parents were highly intelligent wi...

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Jan Jansz. de jonge Stampioen (1610 - 1653)

Jan Jansz Stampioen de jonge was wiskundige en doceerde de jonge Christiaan Huygens (1643-1645), prins Willem II van Oranje (30-7-1645) en de hoogbegaafde Elisabeth van Bohemen (21-10-1643). Hij disput...

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Herbert Aaron Hauptman, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1985 MP (1917 - 2011)

Herbert A. Hauptman . Born: 14 February 1917, New York, NY, USA. American Mathematician and crystallographer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1985 (jointly with Jerome Karle), "for their outstanding achieveme...

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Giandomenico Cassini (1625 - 1712)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Giovanni Domenico Cassini (June 8, 1625 – September 14, 1712) was an Italian/French mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini, also know...

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Pierre de Fermat, Lawyer MP (1601 - 1665)

Pierre de Fermat (17 August 1601 or 1607/8 – 12 January 1665) was a French lawyer at the Parliament of Toulouse, France, and an amateur mathematician who is given credit for early developments t...

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Hassler Whitney (1907 - 1989)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Hassler Whitney (March 23, 1907 – May 10, 1989) was an American mathematician. He was one of the founders of singularity theory, and did foundational work ...

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Petrus van Musschenbroek, prof.dr. MP (1692 - 1761)

nl.wikipedia... ; Petrus (Pieter) van Musschenbroeck (Leiden, 14 maart 1692 – aldaar, 19 september 1761) was een Nederlandse medicus, wis- en natuurkundige, meteoroloog en astronoom. Hij was...

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Harlow Shapley MP (1885 - 1972)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Harlow Shapley (November 2, 1885 – October 20, 1972) was an American astronomer...." "...He was born on a farm in Nashville, Missouri, and dropped out of...

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Nelly Courant (Neumann) (1886 - 1942)

NELLY NEUMANN 1886 – 1942 After mathematician Richard Courant received his post- doctoral degree at Göttingen University, he married Nelly in the summer of 1912 and moved into a flat in...

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Guillaume de L'Hôpital, marquis de L'Hôpital MP (1661 - 1704)

He is said to have been related to Michel de L'Hôpital, Chancellor of France, but the heraldry of the two families suggests there was no relationship. For information on his coat of arms, in...

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Marie-Charlotte de La Romilley Chesnelaye, marquise de L'Hospital (deceased)

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Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (deceased)

Mathematics Genealogy Project Abraham Gotthelf Kästner Biography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ph.D. Universität Leipzig 1...

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Georg Christoph Khuen von Belasi zu Auer und Lichtenberg (1646 - 1695)

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Johann Christian Martin Bartels MP (1769 - 1836)

Mathematics Genealogy Project Johann Martin Christian Bartels Ph.D. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena 1799 Dissertation: Elementa calculi variationum Mathematics Subject Classi...

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Bolyai Farkas MP (1775 - 1856)

Mathematics Genealogy Project Farkas Bolyai Biography Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 1796 Dissertation: Tentamen Mathematics Subject Classification: 51—Geometry ...

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Sir Ralph H. Fowler (1889 - 1944)

Awarded OBE for Anti Aircraft research during World War II Sir Ralph Howard Fowler OBE FRS (17 January 1889 – 28 July 1944) was a British physicist and astronomer. Contents Fowler was initia...

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Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet MP (1805 - 1859)

Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (From Wikipedia) Function Theory Mathematician, Known for Dirichlet function, Dirichlet eta function Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (German pronunciatio...

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Ernst Eduard Kummer, Dr. MP (1810 - 1893)

Ernst Eduard Kummer (29 January 1810 – 14 May 1893) was a German mathematician. Skilled in applied mathematics, Kummer trained German army officers in ballistics; afterwards, he taught for 10 ...

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Hermann Carl Amandus Schwarz (1843 - 1921)

Hermann Schwarz From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the philosopher, see Hermann Schwarz (philosopher). For the founder of Rohde & Schwarz, see Hermann Schwarz (entrepreneur). Not to be confuse...

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