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List of notable or famous mathematicians from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Germany and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Germany is included when available.

These people, like Albert Einstein and Charles Proteus Steinmetz include images when available.

This historic mathematicians from Germany list can help answer the questions "Who are some German mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Germany?" These prominent mathematicians of Germany may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected German mathematicians.

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Germany
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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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#4 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#3 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#3 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#99 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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Nicolaus Copernicus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Germany
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1473-1543)

Birthplace: Europe, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship - II RP, Central Europe, + more

Profession: Mathematician, Diplomat, Physician, Economist, Artist, + more

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#21 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#49 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Germany
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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 ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1646-1716)

Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

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

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#28 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Johannes Kepler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Germany
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Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution, he is best known for his laws of planetary motion, based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. These works also provided one ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1571-1630)

Birthplace: Weil der Stadt, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Astrologer, Astronomer

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#40 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#18 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#59 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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