Famous Mathematicians from England

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 Adelstein

    Abraham Manie Adelstein

    Dec. at 76 (1916-1992)
    • Birthplace: South Africa
    Abraham Manie "Abe" Adelstein (28 March 1916 – 18 October 1992) was a South African born doctor who became the United Kingdom's Chief Medical Statistician.
  • Ada Lovelace
    Dec. at 36 (1815-1852)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical ...more
  • Adelard of Bath
    Dec. at 72 (1080-1152)
    • Birthplace: Bath, United Kingdom
    Adelard of Bath (Latin: Adelardus Bathensis; c. 1080 – c. 1152 AD) was a 12th-century English natural philosopher. He is known both for his original works and for translating many important Arabic ...more
  • Albert Ingham
    Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)
    • Birthplace: Northampton, United Kingdom
    Albert Edward Ingham FRS (3 April 1900 – 6 September 1967) was an English mathematician.
  • Alfred Kempe

    Alfred Kempe

    Dec. at 72 (1849-1922)
    • Birthplace: Kensington, London, United Kingdom
    Sir Alfred Bray Kempe DCL FRS (6 July 1849, Kensington, London – 21 April 1922, London) was a mathematician best known for his work on linkages and the four colour theorem. Kempe was the son of the ...more
  • Arthur Cayley
    Dec. at 73 (1821-1895)
    • Birthplace: Richmond, London, London, United Kingdom
    Arthur Cayley (; 16 August 1821 – 26 January 1895) was a prolific British mathematician who worked mostly on algebra. He helped found the modern British school of pure mathematics. As a child, ...more