A Stunning List of the World’s Most Famous Mathematicians

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Famous Mathematicians List

The famous mathematicians' list given here pays a tribute to those great minds who gave the world the gift of mathematics.

Mathematics is well and good but nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.― Albert Einstein

Mathematics has usually been the most dreaded subject any student has to cope with and fare well. When viewed from the eyes of a student, this subject is nothing more than a bag stuffed with challenges.

In fact, maths is generally not in the good books of most of the students. They do not fancy the idea of sitting down with tons of sheet and practice different kinds of mind-grueling sums of numbers and expressions. But little do they know about the power of knowledge, which this subject had immersed in it.

All the wonders of science, which we get to witness around us; the computers/laptops/tablets, which you are using now, the mobile phone on your desk, the fancy cars and bikes, and other numerous of inventions, have all sprang out from the depths of this subject.

It has given an image to the innumerable forces of nature, and it has offered us humans, with the power to uncover the unknown and understand the inexplicable. Having said that, there are some extraordinarily great people who have contributed immensely to this field.

This post contains the famous mathematicians’ list, with the help of which you can get to know the intellectual people who have given their life and soul to this subject.

Note: The list not only comprises mathematicians, but also scientists and physicists, who have, in their own way, contributed to this field.

List of Some Famous Geniuses in the Field of Mathematics

Sir Isaac Newton

isac newton


Archimedes of Syracuse (c.287 BC-212 BC), wood engraving, published 1882





Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Carl Friedrich Gau??? (1777-1855), wood engraving, published in 1877

Alexis C. Clairaut

Portrait of Alexis Claude Clairaut (antique engraving)



Carl G. J. Jacobi

Carl G. J. Jacobi

Christiaan Huygens

Christiaan Huygens (1629 ??? 1695)

Daniel Bernoulli

Daniel Bernoulli

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), wood engraving, published in 1877

Gottfried W. Leibniz

Gottfried Leibniz

René Déscartes

Rene Descartes

Pierre-Simon Laplace

Pierre Simon Laplace

Hippocrates of Chios

Bust of Hippocrates

Isaac Barrow

Isaac Barrow

Muhammed al-Khowârizmi

Al-Khwarizmi Monument in Khiva

Hipparchus of Nicaea

Hipparchus in the Observatory of Alexandria

Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630), wood engraving, published in 1880

Jean le Rond d’Alembert

jean le Rond d'Alembert

Joseph-Louis Lagrange

Joseph Louis Lagrange
  • Albert Einstein
  • Aryabhatta
  • Ramanujam
  • Charles Babbage
  • Abram Besicovitch
  • Adrien M. Legendre
  • Alain Connes
  • Alan Baker
  • Alexander Grothendieck
  • Alhazen ibn al-Haytham
  • André Weil
  • Andrei Okounkov
  • Andrey N. Kolmogorov
  • Antiphon
  • Apastamba
  • Apollonius of Perga
  • Archytas
  • David Hilbert
  • Claude Bachet
  • Charles Hermite
  • Carl Ludwig Siegel
  • Carl Bjerknes
  • Brahmagupta
  • Bháscara Áchárya
  • Bernhard Riemann
  • Augustin Cauchy
  • Arthur Cayley
  •  Diophantus of Alexandria
  • Élie Cartan
  • Emma Noether
  • Enrico Bombieri
  • Eudoxus of Cnidus
  • Évariste Galois
  • Felix Christian Klein
  • Francesco B. Cavalieri
  • Ferdinand Eisenstein
  • François Viète
  • Gaspard Monge
  • Georg Cantor
  • George Boole
  • Gerard Desargues
  • Girolamo Cardano
  • Giuseppe Peano
  • Godfrey H. Hardy
  • Harry Bateman
  • Henri Léon Lebesgue
  • Henri Poincaré
  • Hermann G. Grassmann
  • Hermann K. H. Weyl
  • Hermann Minkowski
  • Isadore M. Singer
  • Jacob Bernoulli
  • Jacques Hadamard
  • Jacques Tits
  • Jean-Pierre Serre
  • Jean-Victor Poncelet
  • Johann Bernoulli
  • Johann H. Lambert
  • John Bell
  • John E. Littlewood
  • John G. Thompson
  • John Tate
  • John von Neumann
  • John Wallis
  • Joseph Bertrand
  • Joseph Emile Barbier
  • Joseph Fourier
  • Joseph Liouville
  • Julius Plücker
  • Karl W. T. Weierstrass
  • Klaus Friedrich Roth
  • Kunihiko Kodaira
  • Kurt Gödel
  • L.E.J. Brouwer
  • Lars V. Hörmander
  • Lars Valerian Ahlfors
  • Laurent Lafforgue
  • Laurent Schwarts
  • Lennart Carleson
  • Leonardo `Fibonacci’
  • Liu Hui
  • M. E. Camille Jordan
  • Michael F. Atiyah
  • Michael Francis Atiyah
  • Mikhail Gromov
  • Niels Abel
  • Pafnuty Chebyshev
  • Pappus of Alexandria
  • Paul Erdös
  • Peter D. Lax
  • Peter G. L. Dirichlet
  • Pierre de Fermat
  • Pierre René Deligne
  • Pierre-Louis Lions
  • Pythagoras of Samos
  • Richard Dedekind
  • Richard E. Borcherds
  • S. R. Srinivas Varadhan
  • Shiing-Shen Chern
  • Siméon-Denis Poisson
  • Simon Donaldson
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan
  • Stefan Banach
  • Thales of Miletus
  • Vladimir Drinfeld
  • William R. Hamilton
  • Wilhelm Bessel

Hope you have found this list substantial and informative. These names can be regarded to be the tip of the iceberg, as there are lots of other names, which at some point or the other have made great contributions in the ‘galaxial’ field of mathematics!

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