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Famous Mathematicians from England

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

Stephen Hawking and Joseph John Thomson are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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  • Abraham Manie Adelstein1

    Abraham Manie Adelstein

    Dec. at 76 (1916-1992)

    BirthplaceSouth Africa

    Abraham Manie "Abe" Adelstein (28 March 1916 – 18 October 1992) was a South African born... more on Wikipedia
  • Ada Lovelace2

    Ada Lovelace

    Dec. at 37 (1815-1852)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Adelard of Bath3

    Adelard of Bath

    Dec. at 72 (1080-1152)

    BirthplaceBath, United Kingdom

    Adelard of Bath (Latin: Adelardus Bathensis; c. 1080 – c. 1152 AD) was a 12th-century English... more on Wikipedia
  • Albert Ingham4

    Albert Ingham

    Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)

    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    Albert Edward Ingham FRS (3 April 1900 – 6 September 1967) was an English mathematician.
  • Alfred Kempe5

    Alfred Kempe

    Dec. at 73 (1849-1922)

    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    Sir Alfred Bray Kempe DCL FRS (6 July 1849, Kensington, London – 21 April 1922, London) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Arthur Cayley6

    Arthur Cayley

    Dec. at 74 (1821-1895)

    BirthplaceRichmond, London, London, United Kingdom

    Arthur Cayley (; 16 August 1821 – 26 January 1895) was a prolific British mathematician who... more on Wikipedia
  • Arthur Schuster7

    Arthur Schuster

    Dec. at 83 (1851-1934)

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS FRSE (12 September 1851 – 17 October 1934) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Augustus Edward Hough Love8

    Augustus Edward Hough Love

    Dec. at 77 (1863-1940)

    BirthplaceWeston-super-Mare, United Kingdom

    Augustus Edward Hough Love FRS (17 April 1863, Weston-super-Mare – 5 June 1940, Oxford), often... more on Wikipedia
  • Benjamin Gompertz9

    Benjamin Gompertz

    Dec. at 86 (1779-1865)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Benjamin Gompertz (5 March 1779 – 14 July 1865) was a British self-educated mathematician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Brook Taylor10

    Brook Taylor

    Dec. at 46 (1685-1731)

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Brook Taylor (18 August 1685 – 29 December 1731) was an English mathematician who is best... more on Wikipedia
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    C. V. Durell

    Dec. at 86 (1882-1968)

    BirthplaceFulbourn, United Kingdom

    Clement Vavasor Durell (born 6 June 1882, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, died South Africa, 10... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles Hutton12

    Charles Hutton

    Dec. at 86 (1737-1823)

    BirthplaceNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Charles Hutton FRS FRSE LLD (14 August 1737 – 27 January 1823) was an English mathematician... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles James Hargreave13

    Charles James Hargreave

    Dec. at 46 (1820-1866)
    Charles James Hargreave (December 1820 – 23 April 1866) was an English judge and mathematician.
  • Christopher Wren14

    Christopher Wren

    Dec. at 91 (1632-1723)

    BirthplaceEast Knoyle, United Kingdom

    Sir Christopher Michael Wren PRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in... more on Wikipedia
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    Daniel Cresswell

    Dec. at 68 (1776-1844)

    BirthplaceWakefield, United Kingdom

    Daniel Cresswell D.D. (1776 – 21 Mar 1844),was a British clergyman and mathematician. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • David George Kendall16

    David George Kendall

    Dec. at 89 (1918-2007)

    BirthplaceRipon, United Kingdom

    David George Kendall FRS (15 January 1918 – 23 October 2007) was an English statistician and... more on Wikipedia
  • David Sharp17

    David Sharp

    Dec. at 34 (1972-2006)


    David Sharp (15 February 1972 – 15 May 2006) was an English mountaineer who died near the... more on Wikipedia
  • Dusa McDuff18

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Dusa McDuff FRS CorrFRSE (born 18 October 1945) is an English mathematician who works on... more on Wikipedia
  • Edmond Halley19

    Edmond Halley

    Dec. at 86 (1656-1742)

    BirthplaceHaggerston, London, United Kingdom

    Edmond (or Edmund) Halley, FRS (; 8 November [O.S. 29 October] 1656 – 25 January 1742 [O.S. 14... more on Wikipedia
  • Edward Collingwood20

    Edward Collingwood

    Dec. at 70 (1900-1970)

    BirthplaceLilburn Tower, United Kingdom

    Sir Edward Foyle Collingwood LLD (17 January 1900 – 25 October 1970) was an English... more on Wikipedia
  • Edward Wright21

    Edward Wright

    Edward Wright (baptised 8 October 1561; died November 1615) was an English mathematician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Emery Molyneux22

    Emery Molyneux

    Emery Molyneux ( EM-ər-ee MOL-in-oh; died June 1598) was an English Elizabethan maker of... more on Wikipedia
  • Christopher Zeeman23


    Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman FRS (4 February 1925 – 13 February 2016), was a British... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Barnes24

    Ernest Barnes

    Dec. at 79 (1874-1953)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Ernest William Barnes (1 April 1874 – 29 November 1953) was an English mathematician and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest William Brown25

    Ernest William Brown

    Dec. at 72 (1866-1938)

    BirthplaceKingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

    Ernest William Brown FRS (29 November 1866 – 22 July 1938) was an English mathematician and... more on Wikipedia