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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 GermanJewish philosopher, one of the founders of the Marburg School of NeoKantianism, 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)
Voir Wikipedia... See Wikipedia...

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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 AngloAustrian mathematician and cosmologist. He is best known for developing the steadystate 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 interplanetary 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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IvarHeldur Petersen MP
(1929  2007)
IvarHeldur 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 (19071972) 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 wellknown 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 CanadianAmerican 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)
PierreSimon Laplace From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about PierreSimon Laplace. PierreSimon, marquis de Laplace PierreSimon 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 MarieLouise 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 Norwegianborn 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, RhôneAlpes, 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 selftaught 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 lowdimensional 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 (16431645) 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
NJ, USA 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 Germanborn 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 Zealandborn 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 (18021875), 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 (16431645), prins Willem II van Oranje (3071645) en de hoogbegaafde Elisabeth van Bohemen (21101643). 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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MarieCharlotte de La Romilley Chesnelaye, marquise de L'Hospital
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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. FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena 1799 Dissertation: Elementa calculi variationum Mathematics Subject Classi...

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Bolyai Farkas MP
(1775  1856)
Mathematics Genealogy Project Farkas Bolyai Biography GeorgAugustUniversität 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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