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## Who was a famous mathematician?

Isaac Newton is a hard act to follow, but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Carl Gauss. If Newton is considered the greatest scientist of all time, Gauss could easily be called the greatest mathematician ever.

## Who invented maths first?

The earliest evidence of written mathematics dates back to the ancient Sumerians, who built the earliest civilization in Mesopotamia. They developed a complex system of metrology from 3000 BC.

## Who are some great mathematicians of the modern age?

We’ve identified the 20 mathematicians responsible for the modern world.

- William Playfair, inventor of charts.
- James Maxwell, the first color photographer.
- Alan Turing, World War II codebreaker.
- Pierre-Simon Laplace, pioneer of statistics.
- Thomas Bayes, advancer of statistics.
- Charles Babbage, computer visionary.

## Who are the 5 greatest mathematicians of all time?

5 Brilliant Mathematicians and Their Impact on the Modern World 1 Isaac Newton (1642-1727) 2 Carl Gauss (1777-1855) 3 John von Neumann (1903-1957) 4 Alan Turing (1912-1954) 5 Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010) More

## Where can I find a list of Mathematicians?

Where the mathematicians have individual pages in this website, these pages are linked; otherwise more information can usually be obtained from the general page relating to the particular period in history, or from the list of sources used.

## Who is the most famous mathematician of the ninth century?

Al-Khwarizmi was a ninth-century mathematician who created many of the most basic techniques for how we perform calculations. His greatest contributions were in the realm of developing formal, systematic ways of doing arithmetic and solving equations.

## Who was the first person to study mathematics?

It was the Pythagoreans who coined the term “mathematics”, and with whom the study of mathematics for its own sake begins. The Pythagoreans are credited with the first proof of the Pythagorean theorem, though the statement of the theorem has a long history, and with the proof of the existence of irrational numbers.