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3/8/2015 William Shanks I was the headmaster for a boarding school at Ho...
3/1/2015 John Napier I helped poularize the Danish idea of prosthaphae...
2/22/2015 valentine This may be a hard one...but he is connected to thi...
2/15/2015 Mathematician's Scramble First, use the clues provided below to determine ...
2/8/2015 SOFIA KOVALEVSKY Russian descent Wallpapered her room with ca...
2/1/2015 Paul Erdős I was a child prodigy...discovered negative numbers...
1/25/2015 Mathematicians on Stamps #2 Can you identify these mathematicians, honored by...
1/18/2015 Mathematicians on Stamps #1 Can you identify these mathematicians, honored by...
1/11/2015 feller Born in Zagreb, Croatia, I was educated by privat...
1/4/2015 Omar Khayyam A Persian poet and known as the "tentmaker,&...
12/14/2014 al-Khowarizmi I was a mathematician and an astronomer in Al-Mam...
12/7/2014 walter Born in Germany before WWII, my parents put me in...
11/30/2014 Alexandre Grothendieck My father was a Russian Jew and my mother was a G...
11/23/2014 Searching The Maze of Mathematicians First, unscramble the names of the mathematicians...
11/16/2014 These Six Curves are Named After Which Six Mathematicians... As a hint, their scrambled names (of...
11/9/2014 ELVARITSE GALOIS French descent A radical expelled from a tea...
10/26/2014 edgeworth Born in Ireland, I did not attend school but was ...
10/19/2014 doob I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but my family mov...
10/12/2014 gorenstein Born in Boston, I became interested in mathematic...
10/5/2014 thompson Born in Kansas, I entered Yale University to be s...
9/28/2014 Aschbacher Though born in Arkansas, I moved a lot (Illinois,...
9/21/2014 Up to the Task? While browsing an old set of workshop materials (...
9/14/2014 mirakhani In 2014, I became both the first woman and the fi...
6/8/2014 Identify These Mathematicians As a hint, their scrambled names in ...
6/1/2014 Nicolo Fountana Tartaglia Very poor, I was known as the "stutterer&quo...
5/25/2014 galois The following are actual comments written by teac...
5/18/2014 Identify These Mathematicians As a hint, their scrambled names in ...
5/11/2014 YOU!!!
5/4/2014 sperner I was born in Waltdorf (Nysa, Poland) and was a s...
4/27/2014 Villani Many rank me as being one of "the modern wor...
4/20/2014 Not a Mathematician But a Number....... In an appendix to John Napier's work on logarithm...
4/6/2014 Granville Born in Washington, D.C., I attended the segregated...
3/30/2014 shannon Born in Petoskey, Michigan, I attended public schoo...
3/23/2014 MacIntyre Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, I was educated at Trin...
3/16/2014 Pearson Born in London, I gained a private education at Uni...
3/9/2014 John Machin (repeat) I was a Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College...
3/2/2014 kaplansky Born in Toronto, Ontario, I was the son of Polish i...
2/23/2014 Grace Young When a young child in England, my brother was sent ...
2/16/2014 sperry Born in Peabody, Massachusetts, I earned a BA from ...
2/9/2014 halmos Born in Budapest, Hungary, I had an uneven early li...
2/2/2014 emile borel Born in Saint-Affrique, Aveyron, and the son of a P...
1/26/2014 armand borel Born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, I studied m...
1/19/2014 Epitome of Eponyms: I Rest My Case! Differing from the usual format for this section,...
1/12/2014 peter When young, I studied at the Maria Terezia Girls' S...
1/5/2014 coxeter When a boy in London, I composed music and was an a...
12/8/2013 carroll Known best by my pen name, I was an English writer,...
12/1/2013 Flugge-Lotz Born in Germany, I was the daughter of a father who...
11/24/2013 Le Cam The son of a farmer in France, my family was too po...
11/17/2013 thurston Born in Washington, D.C. to a homemaker and an aero...
11/10/2013 burali-forti An Italian mathematician, I am best known for being...
11/3/2013 Georg Cantor As a son of Christian parents with Jewish backgroun...
10/27/2013 merrill Born in Wisconsin to a farming family, I was educ...
10/20/2013 arnold At age five I became interested in mathematics, a...
10/13/2013 appel I was born in Brooklyn, the son of an electrical en...
10/6/2013 Double-Vision Crossword-Wise With great creativity, Jim Henle, Smith College, ...
9/29/2013 snell Born in Illinois, I was the son of a pianist, my ...
9/22/2013 L. H. C. Tippett Born in London, I attended St. Austell County Gra...
9/15/2013 cole Raised in Massachusetts, I graduated from Harvard...
9/8/2013 rheticus Born in what is in present-day Austria to wealthy...
6/2/2013 Mittag-Leffler Born in Stockholm, Sweden, I was the son of the l...
5/26/2013 obi Born and educated in Nigeria, I moved to England ...
5/19/2013 Ḥiyya Born a Jew in Barcelona, I became a mathematician...
5/12/2013 Katahiro Born in a samurai familly in feudal Japan, I star...
5/5/2013 appel The son of an electrical engineer and an office w...
4/28/2013 da Vinci Born out of wedlock to a wealthy legal notary and...
4/21/2013 Mac Lane After earning BA from Yale University and an MA f...
4/14/2013 knuth Born in Milwaukee (WI), I attended Milwaukee Luth...
4/7/2013 quillen I was born in Orange (NJ) to a father who was a c...
3/31/2013 fefferman A child prodigy, I entered college at age 11 and ...
3/24/2013 Vandermonde The son of a Paris doctor, my first love was mus...
3/17/2013 bloch Considered to be a brilliant student at the Ecole...
3/3/2013 mandelbrot What follows is a break from the normal pattern of ...
2/24/2013 piaget Born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, I published my fi...
2/17/2013 Samuelson I was born in Gary (IN) and studied at the Univer...
2/10/2013 Chen Ning Yang The son of a mathematician, I was born in Hofei, ...
2/3/2013 Pontryagin Born to a poor family in Moscow, I ignored mathem...
1/27/2013 Mark Kac Born in Krzemieniec, Poland (now in Ukraine), I w...
1/20/2013 John Maynard Keynes Born in Cambridge, I was the son of a father who ...
1/13/2013 Courant After early schooling in math, physics, and philo...
1/6/2013 misc A slight shift in the normal quiz for this week, ...
12/9/2012 Mathematicians' Holiday Greeting Unscramble each phrase to produce a mathematician...
12/2/2012 Mathematical But Famous Nonmathematicians III All of the following people share a common elemen...
11/25/2012 Lazare Nicolas Marguerite Carnot My career began as an officer for Napoleon superv...
11/18/2012 Anatoly Ivanovich Maltsev I was born in Moscow, the son of a expert glass-b...
11/11/2012 wiles Born in Cambridge to a Professor of Divinity at t...
11/4/2012 Mathematical But Famous Nonmathematicians II All of the following people share a common elemen...
10/28/2012 lax I was born to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungar...
10/21/2012 atiyah Born in London to a Lebanese writer, I grew up in...
10/14/2012 reid Born in St. Louis, I am not a mathematician but a...
10/7/2012 Mathematical But Famous Nonmathematicians I All of the following people share a common elemen...
9/30/2012 chudnovsky An Israeli mathematician, I grew up in both Russi...
9/23/2012 Dieudonne Born in France, I was raised for a long period of...
9/16/2012 meier Born in New York City, I received a B.S. in physi...
9/9/2012 Biomedical Mathematicians? All of the following mathematicians share a commo...
9/2/2012 potter Be forewarned, this week's candidate is obscure.....
6/3/2012 loomis Born in a log cabin as the eldest of eight childr...
5/27/2012 Bertrand Russell Born into a respected, aristocratic British famil...
5/20/2012 Albert Wheeler I was a high school mathematics teacher...the one r...
5/13/2012 kirkman Attending a grammar school in England, I excelled, ...
5/6/2012 halsted Born in New Jersey, I am a direct descendent of Abr...
4/29/2012 Jacques Hadamard After attending the Lycée Louis-le-Grand where my...
4/22/2012 Giuseppe Peano Born and raised on a farm in Piedmont, Italy. I a...
4/15/2012 Ferdinand von Lindemann Born in Hanover, Germany, I studied mathematics a...
4/8/2012 Lejeune Dirichlet Born in Düren, Germany, I first learned mathemati...
4/1/2012 Karl Wilhelm von Feuerbach I received a free education at the University of ...
3/25/2012 Alexis Claude de Clairaut The son of a mathematics teacher in Paris, I was ...
3/18/2012 Rafael Bombelli My family was very powerful in Bologna, but Pope ...
3/4/2012 Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri At age 18, I entered the Jesuit order, was ordain...
2/26/2012 Maurice Fréchet I attended the secondary school Lycée Buffon in P...
2/19/2012 Siméon Denis Poisson The son of soldier, I entered the École Polytechn...
2/12/2012 Christopher Clavius Born in Bamberg, Germany, I joined the Jesuit ord...
2/5/2012 Bede At age 7 I was placed in the Northumbrian monaste...
1/29/2012 Bonaventura Francesco Cavalieri Born in Milan, I first studied theology in a Jesu...
1/22/2012 Galileo Galilei Born in Pisa, Italy, I intended to become a pries...
1/15/2012 William Oughtred Born in the Berkshire area (England) and educated...
1/8/2012 Alfred North Whitehead Born in Kent, England, I was over-protected, educ...
1/1/2012 Michael Stifel As an Augustinian monk in Germany, I also was an ...
12/11/2011 Christopher Wren Sickly as a child, I was tutored at home...and le...
12/4/2011 Brocard Born and educated in France, I graduated from the...
11/27/2011 Brahmagupta Born in Northwest India, I am often referred to a...
11/20/2011 Hypatia My father, the mathematician Theon Alexandricus a...
11/13/2011 Plato No one knows the place and time of my birth, but ...
10/30/2011 Theodorus of Cyrene To most, I will be remembered as a early Greek p...
10/23/2011 thales Actually an engineer, I am best known for my cont...
10/16/2011 Littlewood Born in England, I was raised in South Africa whe...
10/9/2011 G.H. Hardy Mathematically precocious early-on, I listed numb...
9/18/2011 strong Do you recognize this man? His picture was be...
9/11/2011 Ayrton Born in Portsea, England, I studied mathematics a...
9/4/2011 Selberg Born in Norway to a mathematics family, I was the...
6/5/2011 Hanna Neumann Born in Berlin, Germany, my university education ...
5/29/2011 robbins As a student at Harvard University, I was capture...
5/15/2011 mosteller Raised in West Virginia, I earned a ScM degree at...
5/8/2011 tanner Born in Germany, I was the eldest daughter of two...
5/1/2011 Identify These Mathematicians As a hint, their scrambled names in ...
4/24/2011 Mary Frances Winston Newson The daughter of a country doctor in Illinois, I w...
4/17/2011 Louise Hay Born in Metz, France, to Polish-Jewish parents, I...
4/10/2011 rees Though born Cleveland (OH), I was raised in New Y...
4/3/2011 kummer Born in Prussia, I married Ottilie Mendelssohn, c...
3/27/2011 smale As a student at the University of Michigan, I had...
3/20/2011 oleinik Born in the Kiev district in Russia, I finished h...
3/6/2011 chatelet I was born in Paris, and my father was Principal ...
2/27/2011 gelfand I was born in the Ukraine near Odessa, but never ...
2/20/2011 birkhoff The son of a famous mathematician, I began taking...
2/13/2011 von Neumann Born in Budapest, I was a child prodigy with an a...
1/30/2011 fenchel Born in Berlin as the daughter of a newspaper rep...
1/23/2011 Word Maze With a Touch of Humor First, use the clues provided below (with a few h...
1/16/2011 Mary Bishop Weiss The daughter of a mathematics professor at the Un...
1/9/2011 lovelace ada I was born in England as the only child of the po...
1/2/2011 hopper Raised in New York City, I was denied early admis...
12/12/2010 robinson Though born in St. Louis, Missouri, I was raised ...
12/5/2010 mary rudin Born in Hillsboro, Texas, and raised from age six...
11/28/2010 ladd-Franklin Born in Windsor, CT, I was an early graduate in l...
11/21/2010 graham A juggler in my college days, I was part of the c...
11/14/2010 Nina Karlovna Bari Educated at a private school in Moscow, I showed ...
11/7/2010 bari As part of my growing up in Brooklyn (NY), I earn...
10/31/2010 banneker I was a free African-American, known for my contr...
10/24/2010 dantzig Born in Portland (OR), I was the son of a Baltic ...
10/17/2010 mandelbrot As a Jewish boy of age 11 fearing the rise of Naz...
10/10/2010 thurston Born in Washington, D.C., I graduated from New Co...
10/3/2010 Lewy Born in Breslau, Germany, I earned a doctorate in...
9/26/2010 dedekind I spent most of my full life (birth to death) in ...
9/19/2010 Geiringer von Mises Born in Vienna, Austria, I received my Ph.D. from...
9/12/2010 Hayes Born in the town my grandparents helped found, I ...
9/5/2010 neyman In Poland, my early service as an alter-boy led m...
5/30/2010 martin gardner I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1914....and neve...
5/23/2010 kolmogorov I was born in Tambov, Russia, and graduated from ...
5/9/2010 poisson I was home-schooled by my father, an ex-private i...
5/2/2010 Andrew Gleason Though considered by many to be "one of the ...
4/25/2010 diaconis At age 14, I dropped out of high school and left ...
4/18/2010 Brook Taylor Born into a wealthy home, I received a great &quo...
4/11/2010 What's Pythagorus' Phone Number? (Part III) A previous mathematicians puzzle offered a phon...
4/4/2010 More On Early Hand-Held Electronic Calculatiors The following statements pertain to the early histo...
3/28/2010 First Hand-Held Electronic Calculator? The following statements pertain to the invention o...
3/21/2010 kemeny Born in Budapest and Jewish, I moved (i.e. escape...
2/28/2010 hopf I was born in Germany to a successful Jewish brew...
2/21/2010 lehmer My father was a Berkely math professor interested...
2/14/2010 bers Being born and raised in Riga, Latvia, by two Jew...
1/31/2010 What's Pythagoras' Phone Number? (Part II) A previous mathematicians puzzle offered a phon...
1/24/2010 gosset After studying chemistry and mathematics at Winch...
1/17/2010 Saunderson Blinded by small pox at age one (and losing both ...
1/10/2010 Identify These Six Mathematicians... As a hint, their scrambled names in ...
1/3/2010 struik Though my father was a teacher in Holland, my fam...
12/13/2009 21 and Still Searching Find the "history of mathematics" words h...
12/6/2009 Identify These Six Mathematicians... As a hint, their scrambled names in ...
11/29/2009 dickson I was one of the first students to receive a Ph.D...
11/22/2009 What 's Pythagoras' Phone Number? The problem for last week offers a phone-number...
11/15/2009 Mathematics Doing Non-Mathematics The answer to each of the following five question...
11/1/2009 Identify These Six Mathematicians... As a hint, their scrambled names in ...
10/25/2009 James Joseph Sylvester The fact that I was Jewish caused me to have muti...
10/18/2009 Regiomontanus Most people know me by the name Johannes Muller, ...
10/11/2009 Nikola Ivanovich Lobachevsky At the University of Kazan, I studied mathematics...
10/4/2009 Identify These Six Mathematicians... As a hint, their scrambled names in ...
9/27/2009 Paul Cohen As a young boy in New York City, I was known as a...
9/20/2009 John Todd Raised in Belfast, I studied mathematics at Cambr...
9/13/2009 John Wallis In 1632, I entered Emmanuel College in Cambridge ...
8/30/2009 Special Mathematicians Revisted To begin the school year, I am reprinting a "c...
5/31/2009 Julius Plucker Due to the demand for my talents, I filled many m...
5/24/2009 John Playfair The son of a Scottish minister, I went to the Uni...
5/17/2009 Blaise Pascal My childhood was difficult because when my mother...
5/10/2009 Pappus I authored the 8-volume Synagoge, which provided ...
5/3/2009 Gaspard Monge The son of poor parents, I was educated in a loca...
4/26/2009 Hermann Minkowski In short form, my ideas on the "principle of...
4/19/2009 Pietro Mengoli In addition to being a clergyman my entire life, ...
4/12/2009 Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis At the age of 20, I resigned my commission as a C...
3/29/2009 Marius Sophus Lie One of the rare Norwegian mathematicians of renow...
3/22/2009 Pierre Simon Laplace Though a son of poor farmers, neighbors noticed m...
3/15/2009 Samuel Klingenstierna Orphaned son of a major in Charles XII's army, I ...
3/1/2009 Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi The son of a Berlin banker, I was "home-scho...
2/22/2009 Christiaan Huygens The son of a famous father, I encountered Rene De...
2/15/2009 Hipparchus Working as an astronomer in Rhodes, I invented i...
2/8/2009 Sir John Frederick William Herschel Though I constantly lived in the shadow of my fat...
2/1/2009 Thomas Harriot After gaining a degree at Oxford, I was sent by S...
1/25/2009 John Hadley The son of a High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, I am ...
1/18/2009 Eric Ivar Fredholm After recieving a doctorate in mathematics at the...
1/11/2009 Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier The son of a tailor, I was orphaned at age 8 but ...
1/4/2009 Ronald Aylmer Fisher Though educated as a mathematician and physicist ...
12/14/2008 Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon Heir to a large fortune, I was supposed to study ...
12/7/2008 Daniel Bernoulli I am the third most famous member of the talented...
11/30/2008 Albrecht Durer I am primarily known in the art world for my 70+ ...
11/23/2008 Diophantus The only known things about my life are found in th...
11/16/2008 Arthur Cayley After working 14 years as an English lawyer, I be...
11/9/2008 Luitzen Egbertus Brouwer As a successful Dutch mathematician, I also recei...
11/2/2008 Jacob Bernoulli Born in Basel, Switzerland, I began formally stud...
10/26/2008 Girolamo Cardano Hampered by illegitimate status during my life, I...
10/19/2008 William Brouncker Though a succssful doctor and hospital administra...
10/12/2008 Jean Charles de Borda I began my career as a lawyer, but gave that up t...
10/5/2008 Johann Bernoulli Born in Basel, Switzerland, I began studying medi...
9/28/2008 Leone Battista Alberti One of the most gifted men of the Renaissance, I ...
9/21/2008 Eugenio Beltrami Born in Italy, I first began studying mathematics...
9/14/2008 Thomas Bayes Born in London as the son of a Nonconformist mini...
9/7/2008 János Bolyai Born in Hungary, I was the son of a well-known ma...
8/31/2008 Nicolas Bourbaki I was never born, but was fabricated as a prank i...
6/15/2008 Charles Babbage Though my birthdate and place are disputed, it is...
6/8/2008 Socrates Born to Greek parents, my student Plato described...
6/1/2008 Florence Nightingale I was born in Italy, the second daughter of a ver...
5/11/2008 Aristotle The son of the personal physician to King Amyntas...
5/4/2008 Jean le Rond d'Alembert Born a illegitimate child in Paris of a writer an...
4/27/2008 Joseph Weizenbaum I was born in Berlin in 1923 and died in the Unit...
4/20/2008 Edward Norton Lorenz Though having studied mathematics at Dartmouth Co...
4/13/2008 Samuel Karlin I was born in Poland in 1924 and died in the Unit...
4/6/2008 Lorenzo Mascheroni Though ordained as a priest at age 17, I ended up...
3/30/2008 Olga Tauskky-Todd Though my Autrian-Hungarian parents wanted my two...
3/23/2008 Henrik Abel I was the son of a Norwegian pastor, one of many ...
3/16/2008 Hermann Grassmann In school, I did not excel in any academic area, ...
3/9/2008 John Hemmersley In my schooling, I turned to mathematics and scienc...
3/2/2008 Zeno of Elea Little is known about my life, except that I was ...
2/24/2008 Karl Weierstrass In college, I was forced by my dad to prepare to ...
2/17/2008 Francois Viete I am considered to be the mathematician having th...
2/10/2008 Pafnuty Chebyshev There are a myriad of different spellings for my ...
2/3/2008 Jakob Steiner A pupil of both Pestalozzi and Jacobi, I was give...
1/27/2008 Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann As a boy, I was extrememly shy and suffered from ...
1/20/2008 Luca Pacioli Though a friar monk, I also tutored the sons of a...
1/13/2008 Isaac Newton I was born on Christmas Day...was a sickly boy br...
12/30/2007 Gullaume F. A. de L'Hopital As a young French Marquis, I met Jean Bernoulli, ...
12/16/2007 Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi As a young student, I excelled and completed by s...
12/9/2007 Heron of Alexandria I was an inventor and engineer, creating the firs...
12/2/2007 Albert T. Bharucha-Reid As a black mathematician, my work was comparable ...
11/25/2007 Kurt Godel I am regarded as one of the greatest logicians ev...
11/18/2007 Augustus De Morgan I helped George Peacock create what is now known ...
11/11/2007 Augustin-Louis Cauchy As a young student at the Ecole Polytechnique, I ...
11/4/2007 George Boole Though born into a lower-class family, I improved...
10/28/2007 Blind Mathematicians A slight deviance from the normal format. What co...
10/21/2007 Archimedes of Syracuse Though I am often described as the leading mathem...
10/14/2007 al-Biruni Through my book India, I made the Arab world fami...
10/7/2007 Ralph P. Boas, Jr. I was born in Walla Walla (WA) and died in Seattl...
9/30/2007 Sophie Germain My parents strongly discouraged me from exploring...
9/23/2007 Jeffrey Renwick Weeks In the 12th grade, I read Abbott's Flatland and f...
9/16/2007 J. Ernest Wilkens Following my parents who were graduates of the Un...
9/9/2007 Majorie Lee Browne I was one of the first Afro-American women to rec...
8/26/2007 Bieberbach Of German descent, I studied under Felix Klein at...
6/17/2007 Nicomachus of Gerasa I was a puzzle to others -- a Neo-Pythagorean liv...
6/10/2007 Colin Maclaurin I am recognized as the most outstanding British mat...
6/3/2007 Johann Heinrich Lambert Of Swiss-German descent, I wrote broadly on both ma...
5/27/2007 Leopold Kronecker While studying in Berlin, I interacted with Weierst...
5/20/2007 Hermann Hankel I was a student of Riemann andf a professor of math...
5/13/2007 James Gregory A Scotsman, I gained some fame by capitalizing on t...
5/6/2007 Eratosthenes of Cyrene Raised in Athens, I was recognized widely for my st...
4/29/2007 Abraham De Moivre Born a French Huguenot, I became a private math tut...
4/15/2007 Boethius In addition to being a mathematician and a philosop...
4/1/2007 Adrien Marie Legendre Some now claim that I was "the most tireless p...
3/25/2007 Jan Lukasiewicz Born in Lwow, Poland, in 1878, I studied and taught...
3/18/2007 Thomas Archer Hirst This picture of myself was sold on e-bay for $10 ...
3/11/2007 John Machin I was a Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, ...
3/4/2007 Johannes Muller Most people know me by the name Regiomontanus, from...
2/25/2007 Zeno The first thing anyone knows about me (thanks to Pl...
2/18/2007 Maria Agnesi I was the first of 21 children of a mathematics pro...
2/11/2007 Marin Mersenne Though both a mathematician and a physicist, I was ...
1/28/2007 Eudoxus My development of a general theory of proportions r...
1/21/2007 Abu Kamil An Arabic author of math texts, I am often called...
1/14/2007 Alan Turing Starting as a young boy who loved math problems a...
1/7/2007 Apollonius of Perga Known as "The Great Geometer," I was bo...
12/31/2006 William Elwood Byerly This week's mystery is difficult.......making it a ...
12/17/2006 Olga Ladyzhenskaya The daughter of a high school mathematics teacher...
12/10/2006 Antoni Zygmund My early plans to become an astronomer were inter...
12/3/2006 David Blackwell As a young student, I loved games and geometry, b...
11/26/2006 Andre Weil I fell in love with mathematics at an early age.....
11/19/2006 Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones I was born and educated through the undergraduate...
11/12/2006 Shiing-Shen Chern In 1930, I began my graduate work at Tsing Hua Un...
11/5/2006 Mary Somerville Though now described as a self-educated Scotswoman,...
10/29/2006 Liu Hui I was a Chinese mathematician, living in the 200s i...
10/22/2006 Elbert Frank Cox My father was teacher and principal at a segregat...
10/15/2006 Loo-Keng Hua Raised in poverty, I was a frail child, afflicted...
10/8/2006 Jacques-Louis Lions I am known as the founder of the French school fo...
10/1/2006 Hippocrates As a mathematician, I dominated the mathematical wo...
9/24/2006 Charlotte Angas Scott I was the first British woman to earn a doctorate...
9/17/2006 Joel E. Schneider Born in Lebanon (PA), I became interested in math...
9/3/2006 Hans Freudenthal Born and traised in Germany, I took a mathematics...
8/27/2006 Vivienne Malone-Mayes As a female African-American, I graduated from a ...
6/18/2006 Richard Brauer Born in Berlin in 1901, I showed an early interest ...
6/11/2006 Christian Goldbach I was a Professor of Mathematics and Historian at...
6/4/2006 Henry Briggs In my time, I was one of the few scientists who c...
5/28/2006 Pythagoras Donald Duck may disagree, but I did exist, even t...
5/21/2006 Norbert Wiener At age 7, I started school in the 3rd grade...becam...
5/14/2006 Serge Lang I was a mathematician, prolific author of 61 book...
5/7/2006 George Green Though born to a baker in Nottingham, England, my b...
4/30/2006 Jean Victor Poncelet Fighting as an engineer in Napolean's Grand Army ag...
4/23/2006 Emmy Noether Raised in Erlangen, Germany, I trained to become a ...
4/16/2006 John Pell Born in Sussex, England, I was an orphan by age 6...
4/9/2006 Marie Ennemond Camille Jordan My work on permutation groups and the theory of e...
4/2/2006 George Pólya My brother Jenö loved mathematics and always regret...
3/26/2006 Simon Stevin A Flemish mathematician from Bruges (Netherlands)...
3/19/2006 Isaac Barrow Though a famous theologian, I was a mathematics p...
3/5/2006 Joseph Lagrange Born in Turin, Sardinia-Piedmont, people still ar...
2/19/2006 George Berkeley I was a Dean in the Church of England in Ireland....
2/5/2006 Girard Desargues Though I played with mathematics, I was an archit...
1/29/2006 Robert Recorde In additon to writing many texts on mathematics a...
1/22/2006 Claudius Ptolemy My name suggests that I descended from a Greek fa...
1/15/2006 Henri Poincare I am ambidextrous and near-sighted, two traits wh...
1/8/2006 John Nash In college, I often skipped lectures and didn’t r...
1/1/2006 Felix Klein I held a chair in mathematics at Erlangen when I wa...
12/16/2005 kepler My father, a mercenary soldier, died when I was fiv...
11/27/2005 Hilbert I went to the University of Königsberg and remain...
11/20/2005 Euclid Although my name sounds strange to modern mathem...
11/13/2005 Maurits Cornelius Escher One of my relatives works as an electrician at We...
11/6/2005 Albert Einstein My early education included violin lessons and ...
10/18/2005 Enrico Fermi Italian descent Types of number estimation p...
10/2/2005 SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN Indian descent Author of the Last Notebook ...
9/18/2005 AUGUST MÖBIUS German descent Explored topology, barycentri...
9/4/2005 WILLIAM ROWAN HAMILTON An Irish Knight At age ten, fluent in Latin,...
8/28/2005 LEONARD EULER Swiss descent Friend of the Bernoulli clan ...
8/21/2005 PIERRE DE FERMAT French descent 100% theorem-poser and 0% the...
8/14/2005 CARL FREDERICH GAUSS German descent Last complete mathematician ...
8/7/2005 GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ German descent Prolific letter writer (to en...
7/31/2005 RENE’ DESCARTES French descent Sickly—slept late each mornin...
7/24/2005 LEONARDO OF PISA Italian descent Called Bigollo, meaning Trav...
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