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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 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 mass–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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Isaac Newton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Mathematicians
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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

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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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Stephen Hawking is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Mathematicians
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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 ...more

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Age: 73

Birthplace: England, Oxford

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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Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Mathematicians
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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 ...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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Galileo Galilei is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Mathematicians
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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

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Age: Died at 78 (1564-1642)

Birthplace: Pisa, Italy

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Astrologer Astronomer

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Aristotle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Mathematicians
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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

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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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Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Mathematicians
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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 ...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

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Archimedes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Mathematicians
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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

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Birthplace: Syracuse, Italy

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

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