Mathematicians in History (Part 2)

Mathematics: Algebra - Statisticians

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 463

  • 1725-09-05 Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (d. 1799)
  • 1730-03-31 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (d. 1783)

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1731-11-09 Benjamin Banneker, African American mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland (d. 1806

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • 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

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1749-09-19 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), born in Amiens, France (d. 1822)

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • 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)

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1776-04-01 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, born in Paris, France (d. 1831)

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain

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1777-04-30 Carl Friedrich Gauss, world's great mathematician, born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1855)

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 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 Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, born in Rostock
  • 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)

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1815-12-10 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician (d. 1852), born in London, England

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 394

  • 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)

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1783-09-18 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler's Constant), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 76

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
Leonhard Euler
  • 1783-09-27 Étienne Bézout, French mathematician (b. 1730)

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1783-10-29 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosophe/mathematician, dies at 66

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • 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)

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1806-10-09 Benjamin Banneker, African American astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of Washington D.C., dies at 74

Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author Benjamin Banneker
Mathematician, Astronomer and Almanac Author
Benjamin Banneker
  • 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

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1822-08-19 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer, dies at 72

Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician/Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
  • 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)

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1831-06-27 Sophie Germain, French mathematician, dies at 55

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Mathematician
Sophie Germain
  • 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)

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1852-11-27 Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)

Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician, Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1854-07-06 Georg Ohm, German physicist and mathematician (Ohm's law), dies at 65

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1855-02-23 Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 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)

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1871-10-20 Charles Babbage, English mathematician/inventor (calculator), dies of renal failure at 79

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • 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