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Euclid of Alexandria

Euclid of Alexandria (probably ~325 BC to ~265 BC), pioneer in mathematics and called the ‘father of geometry’, lived and most likely born in Alexandria,…

Sir Isaac Newton

English (1643-1727) physicist and mathematician. Born in Woolsthorpe, England on Dec. 25th; buried in Westminster Abbey. Knighted to the title of ‘Sir‘ by the Queen…

Pythagoras of Samos

Greek, lived from around ~570 BC to around ~495 BC. Born on the island of Samos, Greece. Was a mathematician and philosopher. As one of…

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

German (1646-1716), born in Leipzig, died in Hanover, Germany. The inventor of differentiation as well as of integration, together called differential calculus. Leibniz was a…

Carl Friedrich Gauss

German (1777-1855) mathematician, scientist and professor; born in Brunswick and died in Göttingen, Germany. Gauss possibly made the city of Göttingen the centre of mathematics…

René Discartes

French (1596-1650) philosopher and mathematician; born in La Haya, France; died in Stockholm, Sweden where he went to teach Queen Christina of Sweden philosophy and…