Algebra in History

Mathematics: Mathematicians - Statisticians

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1675-10-29 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz makes the first use of the long s, ∫, for integral, helping discover integral and differential calculus

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

1646-07-01 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher (differential and integral calculus), born in Leipzig, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1716)

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Person of interestCarl Friedrich Gauss

1777-04-30 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician considered one of the greatest of all time (Gaussian distribution, fundamental theorem of algebra), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1855)

Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 1791-04-09 George Peacock, English mathematician (algebraic theory), born in County Durham, England (d. 1858)
  • 1815-11-02 George Boole, English mathematician (Boolean algebra), born in Lincoln, England (d. 1864)
  • 1841-11-25 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (algebraic logic), born in Mannheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1842-08-16 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (algebraic geometry and invariant theory), born in Brody, Ukraine (d. 1922)
  • 1873-03-29 Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician (Tensor calculus), born in Padua, Italy (d. 1941)
  • 1899-04-24 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (algebraic geometry), born in Kobrin, Russian Empire (d. 1986)
  • 1906-05-06 André Weil, French mathematician (foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • 1910-04-22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (algebraic topology), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1971)

Famous Deaths

  • 1416-04-23 Blaise/Blasius of Parma, Italian astrologist/philosopher/algebra, dies

Person of interestGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

1716-11-14 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician (differential and integral calculus), dies at 70

Philosopher and Mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Philosopher and Mathematician
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Person of interestCarl Friedrich Gauss

1855-02-23 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician considered one of the greatest of all time (Gaussian distribution, fundamental theorem of algebra), dies at 77

Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • 1858-11-08 George Peacock, English mathematician (algebraic theory), dies at 67
  • 1864-12-08 George Boole, English mathematician (Boolean algebra), dies at 49
  • 1902-06-16 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (algebraic logic), dies at 60
  • 1922-01-06 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (algebraic geometry and invariant theory), dies at 79
  • 1971-10-14 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (algebraic topology), dies at 61
  • 1986-07-04 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (algebraic geometry), dies at 87
  • 1998-08-06 André Weil, French mathematician (foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry), dies at 92