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

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Andreas von Ettingshausen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 82 (1796-1878) Andreas Freiherr von Ettingshausen was a German mathematician and physicist. Ettingshausen studied philosophy and jurisprudence in Vienna. In 1817, he joined the University of Vienna and taught ...more

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Christian Doppler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 50 (1803-1853) Christian Andreas Doppler was an Austrian mathematician and physicist. He is celebrated for his principle — known as the Doppler effect — that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the ...more

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Eberhard Hopf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 81 (1902-1983) Eberhard Frederich Ferdinand Hopf was a mathematician and astronomer, one of the founding fathers of ergodic theory and a pioneer of bifurcation theory who also made significant contributions to ...more

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Edmund Hlawka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 93 (1916-2009) Edmund Hlawka was an Austrian mathematician. He was a leading number theorist. Hlawka did most of his work at the Vienna University of Technology. He was also a visiting professor at Princeton ...more

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Eduard Helly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Eduard Helly Died at 59 (1884-1943) Eduard Helly was a mathematician after whom Helly's theorem, Helly families, Helly's selection theorem, Helly metric, and the Helly–Bray theorem were named.

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Emil Artin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 64 (1898-1962) Emil Artin was an Austrian-American mathematician.

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Emil Weyr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 46 (1848-1894) Emil Weyr was an Austrian mathematician, known for his numerous publications on geometry. Born in Prague, Weyr attended the Czech Technical University in Prague, where he was taught by Heinrich ...more

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Ernst Sigismund Fischer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Ernst Sigismund Fischer Died at 79 (1875-1954) Ernst Sigismund Fischer was a mathematician born in Vienna, Austria. He worked alongside both Mertens and Minkowski at the Universities of Vienna and Zurich, respectively. He later became ...more

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Eugene Wigner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 93 (1902-1995) Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner, was a Hungarian American theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "for his contributions to ...more

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Georg Alexander Pick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Georg Alexander Pick Died at 83 (1859-1942) Georg Alexander Pick was an Austrian mathematician. He was born in a Jewish family to Josefa Schleisinger and Adolf Josef Pick. He died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Today he is best ...more

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Georg Joachim Rheticus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 60 (1514-1574) Georg Joachim de Porris, also known as Rheticus, was a mathematician, cartographer, navigational-instrument maker, medical practitioner, and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his ...more

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Georg Tannstetter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 53 (1482-1535) Georg Tannstetter, also called Georgius Collimitius, was a humanist teaching at the University of Vienna. He was a medical doctor, mathematician, astronomer, cartographer, and the personal ...more

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Georg von Peuerbach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 38 (1423-1461) Georg von Peuerbach was an Austrian astronomer, mathematician and instrument maker, best known for his streamlined presentation of Ptolemaic Astronomy in the Theoricae Novae Planetarum.

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Hans Georg Feichtinger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Hans Georg Feichtinger age 66 Hans Georg Feichtinger is an Austrian mathematician. He is Professor in the mathematical faculty of the University of Vienna. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Fourier Analysis and ...more

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Hans Hahn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 55 (1879-1934) Hans Hahn was an Austrian mathematician who made contributions to functional analysis, topology, set theory, the calculus of variations, real analysis, and order theory.

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Heinrich Franz Friedrich Tietz... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Heinrich Franz Friedrich Tietze Died at 84 (1880-1964) Heinrich Franz Friedrich Tietze was an Austrian mathematician, famous for the Tietze extension theorem on functions from topological spaces to the real numbers. He also developed the Tietze ...more

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Hellmuth Stachel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Hellmuth Stachel age 75 Hellmuth Stachel is an Austrian mathematician, a Professor of Geometry at the Technical University of Vienna, who is known due to his contributions to geometry, kinematics and computer-aided

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Hermann Rothe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Hermann Rothe Died at 41 (1882-1923) Hermann Rothe was an Austrian mathematician. Rothe studied at the University of Vienna and the University of Göttingen. He attained the Doctorate in Engineering in 1909 in Vienna. Then he ...more

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Johann Radon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Johann Radon Died at 69 (1887-1956) Johann Karl August Radon was an Austrian mathematician. His doctoral dissertation was on the calculus of variations.

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Josef Finger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Josef Finger Died at 84 (1841-1925) Josef Finger was an Austrian physicist and mathematician.

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Joseph Ludwig Raabe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Joseph Ludwig Raabe Died at 58 (1801-1859) Joseph Ludwig Raabe was a Swiss mathematician.

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Joseph Petzval is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 84 (1807-1891) Joseph Petzval was a mathematician, inventor, and physicist best known for his work in optics. He was born in the town of Zipser Bela in the Kingdom of Hungary. Petzval studied and later ...more

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Joseph Stefan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 58 (1835-1893) Joseph Stefan was a Carinthian Slovene physicist, mathematician, and poet of Austrian citizenship.

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Jurij Vega is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 48 (1754-1802) Baron Jurij Bartolomej Vega was a Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer.

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Karl Menger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 83 (1902-1985) Karl Menger was an Austrian-American mathematician. He was the son of the famous economist Carl Menger. He is credited with Menger's theorem. He worked on mathematics of algebras, algebra of ...more

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Karl Zsigmondy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Karl Zsigmondy Died at 58 (1867-1925) Karl Zsigmondy was an Austrian mathematician of Hungarian ethnicity. He was a son of Adolf Zsigmondy from Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary and his mother was Irma von Szakmáry of ...more

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Kurt Gödel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 72 (1906-1978) Kurt Friedrich Gödel was an Austrian, and later American, logician, mathematician, and philosopher. Considered with Aristotle and Gottlob Frege to be one of the most significant logicians ...more

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Leo Perutz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 75 (1882-1957) Leopold Perutz was an Austrian novelist and mathematician. He was born in Prague and was thus a citizen of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He lived in Vienna until the Nazi Anschluss in 1938, when ...more

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Leopold Gegenbauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Leopold Gegenbauer Died at 54 (1849-1903) Leopold Bernhard Gegenbauer was an Austrian mathematician remembered best as an algebraist. Gegenbauer polynomials are named after him. Leopold Gegenbauer was the son of a doctor. He studied at ...more

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Leopold Vietoris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 111 (1891-2002) Leopold Vietoris was an Austrian mathematician and a World War I veteran. He was born in Radkersburg and died in Innsbruck. He was known for his contributions to topology—notably the ...more

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Ludwig Boltzmann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 62 (1844-1906) Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann was an Austrian physicist and philosopher whose greatest achievement was in the development of statistical mechanics, which explains and predicts how the properties of ...more

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Martin Aigner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
age 76 Martin Aigner is an Austrian mathematician, professor at Freie Universität Berlin since 1974, with interests in combinatorial mathematics and graph theory. He received Ph.D from the ...more

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Nikolai Brashman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 70 (1796-1866) Nikolai Dmitrievich Brashman was a Russian mathematician of Austrian origin. He was a student of Joseph Johann Littrow, and the advisor of Pafnuty Chebyshev and August Davidov. He was born in ...more

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Nikolaus Hofreiter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Nikolaus Hofreiter Died at 86 (1904-1990) Nikolaus Hofreiter was an Austrian mathematician who worked mainly in number theory. Hofreiter went to school in Linz and studied from 1923 in Vienna with Hans Hahn, Wilhelm Wirtinger, Emil ...more

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Olga Taussky-Todd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 89 (1906-1995) Olga Taussky-Todd was an Austrian and later Czech-American mathematician. Olga Taussky was born into a Jewish family; her father, Julius David Taussky, was an industrial chemist and her mother, ...more

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Otto E. Neugebauer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 91 (1899-1990) Otto Eduard Neugebauer was an Austrian-American mathematician and historian of science who became known for his research on the history of astronomy and the other exact sciences in antiquity and ...more

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Otto Schreier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Otto Schreier Died at 28 (1901-1929) Otto Schreier was an Austrian mathematician who made major contributions in combinatorial group theory and in the topology of Lie groups. He studied mathematics at the University of Vienna and ...more

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Otto Stolz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Otto Stolz Died at 63 (1842-1905) Otto Stolz was an Austrian mathematician noted for his work on mathematical analysis and infinitesimals. Born in Hall in Tirol, he studied in Innsbruck from 1860 and in Vienna from 1863, ...more

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Pál Turán is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 66 (1910-1976) Paul Turán was a Hungarian mathematician who worked primarily in number theory. He had a long collaboration with fellow Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdős, lasting 46 years and resulting ...more

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Paul Ehrenfest is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 53 (1880-1933) Paul Ehrenfest was an Austrian and Dutch theoretical physicist, who made major contributions to the field of statistical mechanics and its relations with quantum mechanics, including the theory ...more

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Paul Guldin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 66 (1577-1643) Paul Guldin was a Swiss Jesuit mathematician and astronomer. He discovered the Guldinus theorem to determine the surface and the volume of a solid of revolution. Guldin was noted for his ...more

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Richard Edler von Mises is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 70 (1883-1953) Richard Edler von Mises was a scientist and mathematician who worked on solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, aeronautics, statistics and probability theory. He held the position of ...more

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Simon von Stampfer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Simon von Stampfer Died at 72 (1792-1864) Simon Ritter von Stampfer was an Austrian mathematician, surveyor and inventor. His most famous invention is that of the stroboscopic disk which has a claim to be the first device to show moving ...more

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Sy Friedman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
age 64 Sy-David Friedman is an American and Austrian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at the University of Vienna and the director of the Kurt Gödel Research Center for Mathematical ...more

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Theodor Vahlen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 76 (1869-1945) Karl Theodor Vahlen was an Austrian-born mathematician who was an ardent supporter of the Nazi Party. He was a member of both the SA and SS.

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Theodor von Oppolzer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 45 (1841-1886) Theodor von Oppolzer was an Austrian astronomer and mathematician of Bohemian origin. The son of the physician Johann Ritter von Oppolzer, Theodor was born in Prague. He completed his graduate ...more

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Walter Feit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Died at 74 (1930-2004) Walter Feit was a Jewish Austrian-American mathematician who worked in finite group theory and representation theory. He was born in Vienna and left for England in 1939. He moved to the United ...more

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Wilhelm Blaschke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Wilhelm Blaschke Died at 77 (1885-1962) Wilhelm Johann Eugen Blaschke was an Austrian differential and integral geometer. His students included Shiing-Shen Chern, Luis Santaló, and Emanuel Sperner. In 1916 Blaschke published ...more

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Wilhelm Wirtinger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Wilhelm Wirtinger Died at 80 (1865-1945) Wilhelm Wirtinger was an Austrian mathematician, working in complex analysis, geometry, algebra, number theory, Lie groups and knot theory.

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Wolfgang Gröbner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Austria
Wolfgang Gröbner Died at 81 (1899-1980) Wolfgang Gröbner was an Austrian mathematician. His name is best known for the Gröbner basis, used for computations in algebraic geometry. However, the theory of Gröbner bases for ...more