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Eudoxus of Cnidus ( Εὔδοξος ὁ Κνίδιος)
Ancient Greek astronomer, mathematician, scholar — Student of Archytas and Plato
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Callippus (Κάλλιππος)
Ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician — studied under Eudoxus, and extended his cosmological scheme of 27 spheres ...
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Euclid (Euclid of Alexandria)
The 'father of geometry,' he was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I (323–283 BCE). His Elements is one of t...
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Aristarchus of Samos (Ἀρίσταρχος ὁ Σάμιος)
First person known to propose an heliocentric (Sun-centered) theory of the universe as well as first to deduce the rotation o...
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Archimedes (Archimedes of Syracuse, Ἀρχιμήδης)
One of the greatest mathematicians and scientists of Ancient Greece
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Hipparchus (Hipparchus of Nicaea)
Father of Trigonometry
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Almagest (Μαθηματικὴ Σύνταξις, Syntaxis Mathematica)
Ptolemy presents his geocentric model of the universe, a star catalog, and astronomical calculations in a 13 book set.
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al-Khwarizmi (Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi)
Founder of algebra, His name was originally translated as Algorithmi which gives rise to the word algorithm.
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Al-Battani (Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Jābir ibn Sinān al-Raqqī al-Ḥarrānī aṣ-Ṣābiʾ al-Battānī, محمد بن جابر بن سنان البتاني‎)
The most renowned astronomer of the Islamic Golden Age, called the "Ptolemy of the Arabs." Also, known for several important...
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Fibonacci (Leonardo Bonacci, Leonardo of Pisa, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, Leonardo Fibonacci)
Fibonacci popularized the Hindu–Arabic numeral system in the Western World primarily through his composition in 1202 of Lib...
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Abraham ben Samuel Zacut (Abraham Zacuto)
Royal Astronomer and Historian to King John II of Portugal. His astronomical almanac helps Columbus and de Gama in their expl...
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Giambattista della Porta (Giovanni Battista Della Porta, Professor of Secrets)
Prolific Italian playwright and occult scientist who founded the Academia Secretorum Naturae in the 16th century ( later shu...
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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (von Leibnitz)
A prominent German polymath and one of the most important logicians, mathematicians and natural philosophers of the Enlighten...
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Christian Goldbach
German mathematician known for his "Goldbach's conjecture"
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Gaspard Monge (Comte de Péluse)
French mathematician, the inventor of descriptive geometry (the foundation of technical drawing), and the father of different...
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Carl Friedrich Gauss
Over a hundred major
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Évariste Galois
Galois' most significant contribution to mathematics is his development of Galois theory. He realized that the algebraic solu...
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Gustav Kirchhoff (Gustav Robert Kirchhoff)
German physicist famous for several sets Kirchhoff's Laws
  • Kirchhoff's circuit laws
  • Kirchhof...
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Georg Cantor
Created Set Theory, using it to prove that the real numbers are more numerous than the natural numbers.
However, hi...
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Felix Klein
German mathematician best known for the Klien Bottle. He made significant advancements in group theory, complex analysis, n...
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Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
Nineteenth century German physicist who proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves.
When asked about the applicatio...
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Gino Fano
Italian mathematician, best known as the founder of finite geometry.
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Albert Einstein
Developed the theory of relativity, and is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.
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Benoît Mandelbrot
The father of fractal geometry: He coined the word "fractal" and called himself a "fractalist."