Greatest Mathematicians of All Time

This a list of the greatest mathematicians who have ever walked on this world. This is based on my knowledge... please help and enrich this list adding more names of the great mathematicians.

The Top Ten

1 Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician, physicist, astronomer, logician and engineer who made important and influential discoveries in many branches of mathematics like infinitesimal calculus and graph theory while also making pioneering contributions to several branches such as topology and analytic more.

More than 900 works that too after going blind

He is not only a prolific writer in Mathematics but also there is a beauty in the theorems, concepts made by him. Very interesting mathematician.

Why is there even discussion about this.
Just look at his scope in quality and quantity.
Nobody comes close.

His influence is everywhere in mathematics. No one contributed more than him to mathematics to be what it is not.

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2 Carl Friedrich Gauss Carl Friedrich Gauss Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics.

Even though I like Leonard Euler very much, due to the beautiful theorems invented by him, I feel Gauss would stand as greatest mathematician of all times, if we consider the rigour of his mathematical analysis and his ability.

He was a genius at 19 that amazes me

Gauss should be #1 because many of his theorems ae still used today

Guassian distributions are literally everywhere.

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3 Isaac Newton Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.

He should be on the top of the list. He is just the greatest mathematician who ever lived! Afterall he's the founder of the most important branch of mathematics-"calculus". So please! Vote for him.

He is the only human being to be argued as the greatest mathematician ever and the greatest physicist ever at the same time.
Gauss is cool be only a mathematician, Einstein is fine and dandy but only a physicist. Newton is in a league of his own.
I don't know of what kind of thing this creature is made of

The greatest scientist ever has invented calculus, the most important branch of mathematics.he should be on the top of the list

Was an uncontested genius

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4 Aryabhatta

He is the best mathematician ever... His works were not converted into books that was the reason why he was not famous as Euler. He invented trigonometry which is most essential field in geometry.. He proved theorem of Pythagoras much before but they were not converted into books therefore we say it Pythagoras theorem..

The first inventor of Zero and pi.. And the first astronomer who said that the earth is round not Copernicus... Europeans stole many concepts of Indians and certain other Eastern countries.. He said that there are 7 satellites of Saturn before 8000 years and now NASA scientists does not had find the 8th one..

His works suggest that he was a man who possessed superhuman brains. He was more than a millennium ahead of the west. He knew about gravity, different properties of the solar system, size of the earth, trigonometry, value of pi, length of an year accurate to four places after decimal, eclipses, properties and nature of the mystic no zero, etc. He also used another different approach to integral calculus in order to calculate different areas.

Best in all

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5 Srinivasa Ramanujan Srinivasa Ramanujan

He is the greatest self educated mathematician ever. He gave more than 3000 theorems. Today also mathematicians struggling to prove his unsolved theorems.

All most all number theory theorems was made @ formulated by him @ hidden within himself so it does not came out side...

His date of birth is 1887-1920.

Person who have magical knowledge about numbers... I think I have to give him second rank... Because he live sort life... And he started maths after his marriage... And died after few years later... May he live 50 year more he could change all things perfectly..

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6 Archimedes Archimedes Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer.

Without him and the ancient Greek mathematicians and physicists we will still live in caves and eat bananas like monkeys.

If only that soldier hadn't killed him

He is the greatmathematicians forever

Archimedes used calculus 1000 years before newton "invented" it. And He fund pi. And just look up the antikythera mekanism While som do not beleave he invented it It. It comes from syrakus, it comes from his time, he is the only one Who could invent it and teksts claim he build such a Thing.

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7 Euclid

Man euclid is best he must be in top 5

Father of Geometry

8 Gottfried W. Leibniz
9 John Von Neumann John Von Neumann John von Neumann was a Hungarian-American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, computer scientist, and polymath.

He changed every area he ever thought about. He ranks with Archimides and no one else is close to his breadth and depth of thinking.

10 René Decartes

The Contenders

11 Bernhard Riemann

Paved the way for general relativity

His Hypothesis is still motivating research today!

Certainly one of the best there has been.. an outstanding student of Gauss giving us spectacular theorems with a lot to think about like the Riemann Zeta Function

12 Augustin Cauchy

I like the way he thinks

13 Pythagoras Pythagoras Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and the putative founder of the movement called Pythagoreanism.

This is one of the fathers of modern math argumentation system and also the author of the first in the history mathematical theorems.

The grandfather of math none of these mathematicians would be on this list if it weren't for him

Pythagoras thm is very imp this man deserves at least in top ten please vote for him

He was probably the first mathmotition ever

14 Pierre Simon Laplace
15 Bhascar Acharya

He was the first who observed Gravitation.. Not Newton.. If you don't know then search it.. Newton worked on his principals and become famous.. Just like the Europeans taken wealth from eastern countries mainly India. That's the reason why world credits Europeans not Indians.

It isn't Bhaskar Acharya.It is a single word BHASKARACHARYA.

16 Henri Poincaré

Differential equations and dynamical systems are in the base of modern math applications and technical progress. Poicare is undoubtedly one of the most prominent scientists who made this branch of math what it currently is. He deserves standing in one line with Newton, so I give him my vote. - elnino

The last true master of ALL of mathematics!

In my humble opinion, he was last greatest matematician of 19th century

17 Muhammad Al-Khowarizmi

Best Iranian and global mathematicians

He's inventor of algebra!
How come he's not in the to 5 at least!


18 Georg Cantor
19 Chris Winterburn

Very overlooked and underrated mathematician but up there with the best. Some of his theories look to be some of the most important ever.

THE ultimate mathematician. Absolutely sweats maths.

Brilliant and very overlooked mathematician

Chris knows best

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20 Alan Turing Alan Turing Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.

Inventor of the turing machine. The first theoretcal computer. Inventor of the turing test for ai. Cracked the enigma machine during WWII.

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