History of Mathematics: Chronological List of Mathematicians

Note: there are also a chronological lists of mathematical works and mathematics for China, and chronological lists of mathematicians for the Arabic sphere, Europe, Greece, India, and Japan.

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1700 B.C.E., 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 B.C.E., 1 C.E., 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1550, 1600, 1625, 1650, 1675, 1700, 1725, 1750, 1775, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

To return to this table of contents from below, just click on the years that appear in the headers. Footnotes (*MT, *MT, *RB, *W, *SB) are explained below.

List of Mathematicians


*RB: Mathematicians noted *RB have biographies excerpted from W. W. Rouse Ball's A Short Account of the History of Mathematics: seventeenth and early eighteenth century mathematicians, under David Wilkins's History of Mathematics pages.

*MT: Mathematicians noted *MT have biographies in the Mathematical MacTutor History of Mathematics archive at the School of Mathematical and Compuational Sciences of the University of St Andrews. Includes more than 1000 biographies with major mathematicians listed alphabetically and chronologically, an index of topics, and a birthplace map.

*SB: Mathematicians noted *SB have entries in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 15 volumes. Edited by Charles Coulston Gillispie. Scribner, New York, 1970-1978, with later additions.

*W: Mathematicians noted *W have biographies compiled by Richard S. Westfall, Professor Emeritus in the department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, and appear in theCatalogue of the Scientific Community, a collection of 631 detailed biographies on members of the scientific community during the 16th and 17th centuries. The Catalogue is part of the Galileo Project at Rice University, a hypermedia exhibit with pages on Galileo's Villa, Maps of Galileo's World, Timelines of Galileo's Life & Era, and Galileo Project Resources.

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