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French bureaucrat and administrator famed for a margin note sparking generations of mathematical intrigue.
Pierre de Fermat
Living British mathematician, proved the "Last Theorem" of the above. Employed by the University of Oxford.
Andrew Wiles
British creater of calculus and discoverer of gravity.
Isaac Newton
Often cited as the greatest mathematician ever. This German mathematician invented Graph Theory and discovered "e".
Leonhard Euler
German mathematician set list of 23 problems in 1900.
David Hilbert
Prince of Mathematicians.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Ancient Greek. The square of the hypotenuse is equel to the sum of the squares of the two other sides.
Pythagoras of Samos
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Greek mathematician famed for geometric proofs and use of axioms.
Euclid
French philosopher, mathematician, and writer. Invented the system of geometry associating a points with numbers.
René Déscartes
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Leonardo `Bigollo' Pisano (Fibonacci)
"Father of Algebra." Number Theorist who allowed equations to have real, non-intiger solutions.
Diophantus of Alexandria
"Mr. Why." Einstein said that he had remained at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study merely "to have the privilege of walking home with [this mathematician]."
Kurt Gödel
Gay British mathematician, famed for cracking the Enigma at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
Alan Mathison Turing
All non-trivial zeros of this German mathematicians funtion have a real half of 1/2, or so the 4th Millenium Prive claims.