Statistics for Famous Mathematicians

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(1643 - 1727) English mathematician who laid the groundwork for differential and integral calculus; most remembered for his formulation of the gravitation laws.Isaac Newton
85%
(578 - 505 BCE) Credited with the first formal proof of the relationship between the sides of a right triangle.Pythagoras of Samos
85%
(1707 - 1783) Discovered the natural base, e.Leonhard Euler
79%
(322-275 BCE) Wrote "The Elements"Euclid of Alexandria
78%
(1601-1665) Worked on number theory; most famous for his "Last" Theorem.Pierre de Fermat
71%
(1623 - 1662) Invented [his] Triangle used for binomial expansions and probability calculations.Blaise Pascal
63%
(1646-1716) German mathematician developed the present day notation of the derivative and integral.Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz
63%
(1777-1855) Discovered a method for finding the sum of consecutive integers beginning with 1 at age 8.Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
63%
(1170-1250) Developed a recursive sequence of numbers by adding two numbers together to get the next number.Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci
62%
(1596-1650) Invented the xy-plane, creating analytic geometry.Rene Descarte
59%
(287-212 BCE) Used the Method of Exhaustion to approximate the are of a circle.Archimedes
52%
(1826 - 1866) Used [his] sums to find the are under a curve.Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann
51%
(1749 - 1827) Applied calculus to study the orbits of celestial bodies; also know for [his] transform.Pierre-Simon Laplace
36%
(1845 - 1918) Founded set theory and introduced the concept of infinite numbers.Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor
34%
(1789 - 1857) Pioneered the study of real analysis, complex anlysis, and permutation groups.Augustin-Louis Cauchy
26%
(1550 - 1617) Invented logarithmsJohn Napier
25%
(790-850) Wrote the first book on Algebra in which we are given the words "algebra" and "algorithm".Abu Ja'far Muhammed ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi
16%
(1667 - 1754) Used trigonometric functions to represent complex numbers.Abraham De Moivre
13%
(1540 1603) Introduced the modern algebra notation of using letters to represent unknown quantities.Francois Viete
4%
(1323 - 1382) Mathematician credited with proving that the harmonic series diverges.Nicole d'Oresme
3%

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