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List of famous male mathematicians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male mathematicians list contains the most prominent and top males known for being mathematicians. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a mathematician then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male mathematicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male mathematicians?" and "Who are the best male mathematicians?"

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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 76 (1879-1955)**Birthplace:**Eurasia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Ulm**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more

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Sir Isaac Newton PRS MP was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 84 (1643-1727)**Birthplace:**Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Philosopher, + more

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Stephen William Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**age 73**Birthplace:**Oxford, United Kingdom**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Professor, Screenwriter, Scientist, + more**Credits:**Masters of Science Fiction, Alien Planet, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, A Brief History of Time, Hawking, + more

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Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 42 (1912-1954)**Birthplace:**Eurasia, Maida Vale, United Kingdom, London, England**Profession:**Mathematician, Logician, Computer scientist, Philosopher

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Galileo Galilei, often known mononymously as Galileo, was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 78 (1564-1642)**Birthplace:**Pisa, Italy**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Astrologer, Astronomer

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Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, whereafter Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian. At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)**Birthplace:**Stagira, Greece**Profession:**Tutor, Polymath, Scientist, Writer, Philosopher, + more

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had never been ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 98 (1872-1970)**Birthplace:**Trellech, United Kingdom**Profession:**Social Critic, Mathematician, Historian, Logician, Actor, + more**Credits:**Aman

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Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the ...more

*more***ABOUT****Birthplace:**Syracuse, Italy**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist, Philosopher, + more

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem Jabberwocky, and the poem ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 66 (1832-1898)**Birthplace:**Daresbury, Widnes, United Kingdom**Profession:**Mathematician, Novelist, Author, Writer, Cleric, + more**Credits:**Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland, Jabberwocky, Alice, + more

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René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician and writer who spent most of his life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the father of modern philosophy, and much subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. In particular, his ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 54 (1596-1650)**Birthplace:**Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, France**Profession:**Mathematician, Scientist, Writer, Philosopher

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Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. The publication of this model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium just before his death in 1543 is considered a major event in ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 70 (1473-1543)**Birthplace:**Toruń, Second Polish Republic**Profession:**Mathematician, Diplomat, Physician, Economist, Artist, + more

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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz was a German polymath and philosopher. He occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. Most scholars believe Leibniz developed calculus independently of Isaac Newton, and Leibniz's notation has been widely used ever since it was ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 70 (1646-1716)**Birthplace:**Leipzig, Germany**Profession:**Librarian, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Philosopher, + more

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Avicenna Arabic: أبو علي الحسين ابن عبد الله ابن سينا; c. 980 – June 1037) was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age. Of the 450 works he is known to have written, around 240 have survived, including 150 on philosophy and 40 on ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 57 (980-1037)**Birthplace:**Bukhara, Eurasia, Bukhara Province, Asia, Uzbekistan**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist, Physician, + more

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Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the information about Pythagoras was written down centuries after he lived, so very little reliable information is known about him. He was born on the island of Samos, ...more

*more***ABOUT****Birthplace:**Samos, Greece**Profession:**Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer

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Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski, also known as the "Unabomber", is an American mathematician and serial murderer. He is known for his wide-ranging social critiques, which opposed industrialization and modern technology while advancing a nature-centered form of anarchism. Between 1978 and 1995, Kaczynski ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**age 73**Birthplace:**Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America**Profession:**Mathematician**Credits:**The Net

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Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 39 (1623-1662)**Birthplace:**Clermont-Ferrand, France**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Writer, Philosopher

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Charles Babbage, FRS was an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage is best remembered for originating the concept of a programmable computer. Considered a "father of the computer", Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 80 (1791-1871)**Birthplace:**Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more**Profession:**Mathematician, Inventor, Philosopher, Engineer

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Leonhard Euler was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis, such as the notion of a ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 76 (1707-1783)**Birthplace:**Basel, Switzerland**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Author, Writer, Teacher

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Thomas Andrew Lehrer is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. He is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and '60s. His work often parodies popular song forms, though he usually creates ...more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**age 87**Birthplace:**New York City, New York, United States of America**Profession:**Mathematician, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, + more**Credits:**The Frost Report, A Gathering of Eagles

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James Clerk Maxwell FRS FRSE was a Scottish scientist in the field of mathematical physics. His most notable achievement was to formulate the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism, and light as manifestations of the same phenomenon.more

*more***ABOUT****Age:**Died at 48 (1831-1879)**Birthplace:**Edinburgh, United Kingdom**Profession:**Mathematician, Physicist, Engineer

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