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Famous Female Mathematicians

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List of famous female mathematicians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female mathematicians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being mathematicians. There are thousand of females working as mathematicians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic mathematicians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a mathematician then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains people like Judith Grabiner and Cecilia Krieger.

While this isn't a list of all female mathematicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female mathematicians?" and "Who are the best female mathematicians?"
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    Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Mathematicians
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    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is ...more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1815-1852)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Scientist, Writer
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    Grace Hopper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Mathematicians
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    Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944, and invented the first compiler for a computer programming language, and the one of those who popularized the idea of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1906-1992)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Scientist
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    Hypatia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Mathematicians
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    Hypatia was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in Egypt, then a part of the Byzantine Empire. She was the head of the Neoplatonic school at Alexandria, where she taught philosophy and astronomy. According to contemporary sources, Hypatia was murdered by a Christian mob after being ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (350-415)
    • Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
    • Profession: Librarian, Mathematician, Scientist, Philosopher, Astronomer
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    Marjorie Lee Browne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Mathematicians
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    Marjorie Lee Browne was a noted mathematics educator. She was one of the first African-American women to receive a doctorate in mathematics. more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1914-1979)
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Mathematician, Professor
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    Sofia Kovalevskaya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Mathematicians
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    Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya was the first major Russian female mathematician, responsible for important original contributions to analysis, differential equations and mechanics, and the first woman appointed to a full professorship in Northern Europe. She was also one of the first women to work for a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1850-1891)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist
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    Cathleen Synge Morawetz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Mathematicians
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    Cathleen Synge Morawetz is a mathematician. Morawetz's research was mainly in the study of the partial differential equations governing fluid flow, particularly those of mixed type occurring in transonic flow. She is Professor Emerita at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at the New York ...more

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    • Age: 92
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Editor, Mathematician, Educator, Scientist
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    Émilie du Châtelet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Mathematicians
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    Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet was a French mathematician, physicist, and author during the Age of Enlightenment. Her achievement is considered to be her translation and commentary on Isaac Newton's work Principia Mathematica. The translation, published posthumously in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1706-1749)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Writer
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    Anna Nagurney

    Anna Nagurney is a Ukrainian-American mathematician, economist, educator and author in the field of Operations Management. Nagurney holds the John F. Smith Memorial Professorship in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at Amherst. Anna Nagurney is also a close ...more

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    • Profession: Mathematician, Scientist, Economist
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