Person Famous Mathematicians from Germany

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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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#3 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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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: Toruń, Second Polish Republic

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

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#77 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#21 on The Greatest Minds 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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#121 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

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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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#50 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Germany
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Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a German-born American mathematician and electrical engineer. He fostered the development of alternating current that made possible the expansion of the electric power industry in the United States, formulating mathematical theories for engineers. He made ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1865-1923)

Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland

Profession: Mathematician, Inventor, Scientist, Electrical engineer Engineer

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#290 on Famous American Inventors List

#76 on Famous German Inventors List

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Carl Friedrich Gauss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Germany
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Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, algebra, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, mechanics, electrostatics, astronomy, matrix theory, and optics. Sometimes referred to as the ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1777-1855)

Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Astronomer

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#37 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#44 on Famous People Named Carl or Karl

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Gottlob Frege is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Germany
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Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege was a German mathematician, logician and philosopher. He is considered to be one of the founders of modern logic and made major contributions to the foundations of mathematics. He is generally considered to be the father of analytic philosophy, for his writings on the ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1848-1925)

Birthplace: Wismar, Germany

Profession: Mathematician, Logician, Philosopher

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#244 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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David Rittenhouse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Germany
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David Rittenhouse was a renowned American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman and public official. Rittenhouse was a member of the American Philosophical Society and the first director of the United States Mint. ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1732-1796)

Birthplace: Paper Mill Run, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Mathematician, Inventor, Scientist, Astronomer

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#434 on Famous American Inventors List

#53 on Famous German Inventors List

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