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Famous Mathematicians from Scotland

List of notable or famous mathematicians from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Scotland and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish 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 Scotland is included when available.

List contains people like James Gregory and John Napier.

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

Use this list of renowned Scottish mathematicians to discover some new mathematicians that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (28 items)

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    about... Age: Died at 62 (1851-1913)
    Birthplace: Blairgowrie and Rattray, United Kingdom
    Profession: Mathematician, Physicist
    Institution: University of Edinburgh
    Place Of Death: Chatham, Ontario, Chatham-Kent, Canada
    Alexander Macfarlane : see more
  2. 2
    about... Age: Died at 72 (1714-1786)
    Birthplace: St Andrews, Scotland
    Profession: Mathematician
    Institution: University of St Andrews
    Place Of Death: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Alexander Wilson : see more
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    Colin Mackenzie

    about... Age: Died at 67 (1754-1821)
    Birthplace: Stornoway, United Kingdom
    Profession: Mathematician, Engineer
  4. 4
    about... Age: Died at 87 (1781-1868)
    Birthplace: Jedburgh, United Kingdom
    Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Writer, Philosopher
    Institution: University of Edinburgh
  5. 5
    about... Age: Died at 49 (1659-1708)
    Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Profession: Mathematician
    Institution: University of Aberdeen, Leiden University
    Place Of Death: Maidenhead, United Kingdom
    David Gregory : see more
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    about... Age: 70
    Profession: Mathematician, Physicist
    Institution: University of Edinburgh, Princeton University
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