History of Mathematics: Chronological List of Mathematicians

Note: there are also a chronological lists of mathematical works and mathematics for 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. *SB) are explained below.

List of Mathematicians


Footnotes

*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 full-page 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.

*mt: Mathematicians noted *mt have short biographies at the same location.

*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.

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