# TRENDING Famous 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 massâ€“energy equivalence ...more

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**Age:** Died at 76 (1879-1955)

**Birthplace:** Ulm, Germany

**Profession:** Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist Author, + more

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**#5** on People We Wish Were Still Alive

**#3** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

**#5** on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

**#3** on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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 PhilosophiÃ¦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, first published in 1687, laid the foundations for ...more

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**Age:** Died at 84 (1643-1727)

**Birthplace:** Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom

**Profession:** Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist, Scientist Philosopher, + more

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**#16** on People We Wish Were Still Alive

**#2** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

**#16** on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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 ...more

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**Age:** 73

**Birthplace:** Oxford, United Kingdom

**Profession:** Mathematician, Physicist, Professor, Screenwriter Scientist, + more

**Credits:** A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking's Universe, Hawking, The 11th Hour

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**#47** on The All-Time Greatest People in History

**#22** on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

**#19** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

**#48** on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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 ...more

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**Age:** Died at 42 (1912-1954)

**Birthplace:** Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom

**Profession:** Mathematician, Logician, Computer scientist, Philosopher

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**#39** on The All-Time Greatest People in History

**#36** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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

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**Age:** Died at 78 (1564-1642)

**Birthplace:** Pisa, Italy

**Profession:** Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Astrologer Astronomer

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**#10** on The All-Time Greatest People in History

**#35** on People We Wish Were Still Alive

**#4** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

**#36** on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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

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**Age:** Died at 62 (383 BC-321 BC)

**Birthplace:** Stagira, Greece

**Profession:** Tutor, Polymath, Scientist, Writer Philosopher, + more

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**#8** on The All-Time Greatest People in History

**#44** on People We Wish Were Still Alive

**#6** on The Greatest Minds of All Time

**#12** on Famous Role Models We'd Like to Meet In Person

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 ...more

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**Age:** Died at 98 (1872-1970)

**Birthplace:** Trellech, United Kingdom

**Profession:** Social Critic, Mathematician, Historian, Logician Actor, + more

**Credits:** Aman

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

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**Birthplace:** Syracuse, Italy

**Profession:** Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor, Scientist Philosopher, + more

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**#42** on The All-Time Greatest People in History

**#9** on The Greatest Minds of All Time