Encyclopaedia Britannica biographies


Below is a list of mathematicians with biographies in the Encyclopaedia Britannica as well as in our archive.
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A

Abbe
Abel
Abraham
Abul-Wafa
Adams
Adelard
Aepinus
Agnesi
Ahlfors
Aiken
Airy
Al-Battani
Al-Biruni
Al-Haytham
Al-Khwarizmi
Al-Tusi, Nasir
Albertus
Albert
Alberti
Alcuin
Aleksandrov
Alexander
Ampere
Anaxagoras
Antiphon
Apollonius
Arago
Arbuthnot
Archimedes
Archytas
Aristarchus
Aristotle
Arnauld
Artin
Atiyah
Avicenna

B

Babbage
Bacon
Baire
Baker, Alan
Balmer
Banach
Barlow
Barrow
Bartholin
Bayes
Bell
Beltrami
Berkeley
Bernays
Bernoulli, Daniel
Bernoulli, Jacob
Bernoulli, Johann
Bessel
Betti
Biot
Birkhoff
Bjerknes, Vilhelm
Blaschke
Bliss
Bocher
Bochner
Boethius
Bohr, Harald
Bohr, Niels
Boltzmann
Bolyai, Farkas
Bolyai
Bolza
Bolzano
Bombieri
Boole
Borda
Borel
Born
Boscovich
Bose
Bouguer
Bourgain
Bowditch
Boyle
Boys
Bradwardine
Brahe
Brahmagupta
Brauer
Brianchon
Briggs
Broglie
Bronowski
Brouwer
Brown
Buffon
Burgi

C

Cajori
Cantor
Cantor, Moritz
Caratheodory
Cardan
Carlyle
Carnot
Carnot, Sadi
Cartan, Henri
Cartan
Cassini
Cauchy
Cavalieri
Cayley
Chandrasekhar
Chapman
Chasles
Chatelet
Chebyshev
Chern
Chrysippus
Clarke
Clausius
Clifford
Cocker
Cohen
Condorcet
Connes
Conon
Coolidge
Copernicus
Coriolis
Coulomb
Courant
Cournot
Couturat
Crelle
Cremona
Curry
Cusa

D

DAlembert
Darboux
Darwin
Dedekind
Dee
Delambre
Delaunay
Deligne
Democritus
Desargues
Descartes
De, Moivre
De, Morgan
De, Witt
Dickson
Dieudonne
Diocles
Diophantus
Dirichlet
Dodgson
Donaldson
Doppler
Douglas
Drinfeld
Duhamel
Duhem
Durer

E

Eckert, John
Eddington
Edgeworth
Einstein
Eisenstein
Eotvos
Eratosthenes
Erdos
Escher
Euclid
Eudoxus
Euler
Ezra

F

Faltings
Fefferman
Fermat
Ferrari
Ferrel
Feynman
Fibonacci
Fisher
FitzGerald
Flamsteed
Fontenelle
Fourier
Francesca
Frechet
Fredholm
Freedman
Frege
Fresnel
Friedmann
Frisi
Frobenius
Fuller

G

Galileo
Galois
Galton
Gassendi
Gauss
Gelfond
Germain
Gibbs
Godel
Goldbach
Goursat
Grassmann
Green
Gregory
Grosseteste
Grothendieck
Gunter

H

Hadamard
Hadley
Halley
Hamilton
Hamilton, William
Hardy
Harriot
Hawking
Heaviside
Heisenberg
Hermite
Heron
Herschel
Hilbert
Hill
Hipparchus
Hippias
Hippocrates
Hironaka
Hobbes
Hollerith
Hooke
Hopper
Hormander
Hudde
Hunayn
Huygens
Hypatia

IJK

Jacobi
Jeans
Jeffreys
Jevons
Jones, Vaughan
Jordan

Kantorovich
Karman
Kepler
Keynes
Khayyam
Kirchhoff
Kleene
Klein
Kodaira
Kolmogorov
Kovalevskaya
Kronecker
Kummer

L

Lagrange
Lamb
Lambert
Landau, Lev
Laplace
Larmor
Lasker
Lebesgue
Legendre
Leibniz
Leonardo
Leucippus
Levi-Civita
Levy, Paul
Le_Verrier
Lie
Lindemann
Lions
Liouville
Llull
Lobachevsky
Lorentz
Love
Lovelace
Loyd

M

Maclaurin
Malus
Margulis
Markov
Mason
Mathieu, Claude
Mauchly
Maupertuis
Maxwell
Mayer, Tobias
Menelaus
Mercator, Gerardus
Mersenne
Milne
Milnor
Minkowski
Mises
Mittag-Leffler
Mobius
Monge
Mori
Mumford

N

Napier
Nash
Newcomb
Newton
Neyman
Nicomachus
Noether, Emmy
Novikov, Sergi

OPQ

Ockham
Ohm
Oresme
Oughtred

Painleve
Papin
Pappus
Pascal
Pauli
Peano

Pearson
Peirce, Charles
Peirce, Benjamin
Penney
Pfaff
Picard, Emile
Picard, Jean
Planck
Plato
Plucker
Poincare
Poisson
Poncelet
Porphyry
Porta
Proclus
Ptolemy
Pythagoras

Quetelet
Quillen
Quine

R

Ramanujan
Ramsden
Rankine
Rayleigh
Recorde
Regiomontanus
Reichenbach
Reynolds
Rheticus
Ricci-Curbastro
Ricci, Matteo
Richardson
Richer
Riemann
Riesz
Robins
Rocard
Roth, Klaus
Ruffini
Russell

S

Schrodinger
Schwarzschild
Schwartz
Schwinger
Segner
Seki
Selberg
Selten

Simplicius
Sitter
Smale
Sommerfeld
Stefan, Josef
Steiner
Stevin
Stieltjes
Stirling
Stokes
Sturm
Sylvester

T

Tait
Talbot
Tarski
Tartaglia
Taylor
Tetens
Thabit
Thales
Theaetetus
Thom
Thompson, John
Thompson, D'Arcy
Thomson
Thurston
Tibbon
Tinbergen
Tisserand
Titchmarsh
Torricelli
Tunstall
Turing
Turnbull

UV

Uhlenbeck
Ulam
Ulugh, Beg
Upton
Veblen
Vernier
Viete
Vinogradov
Volterra
von Neumann
von_Staudt

W

Wallis
Waring
Weber
Weierstrass
Weil
Weyl
Whiston
Whitehead, Henry
Whitehead
Whittaker
Wien
Wiener, Norbert
Wigner
Wiles
Witten
Wittgenstein
Wolf
Wren

XYZ

Xenocrates

Yau
Yoccoz

Zelmanov
Zeno of Elea
Zuse
Zygmund

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