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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.

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 76 (1916-1992)
Abraham Manie "Abe" Adelstein was a South African born doctor who became the United Kingdom's Chief Medical Statistician.
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Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 37 (1815-1852)
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's ...more
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Adelard of Bath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 72 (1080-1152)
Adelard of Bath was a 12th-century English natural philosopher. He is known both for his original works and for translating many important Greek and Arab scientific works of astrology, ...more
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Albert Ingham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)
Albert Edward Ingham FRS was an English mathematician.
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Alfred Kempe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Alfred Kempe Dec. at 73 (1849-1922)
Sir Alfred Bray Kempe D.C.L. F.R.S. was a mathematician best known for his work on linkages and the four color theorem. Kempe studied at Trinity College, Cambridge where Arthur Cayley was one of ...more
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Arthur Cayley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 74 (1821-1895)
Arthur Cayley F.R.S. was a British mathematician. He helped found the modern British school of pure mathematics. As a child, Cayley enjoyed solving complex maths problems for amusement. He ...more
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Arthur Schuster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 83 (1851-1934)
Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS FRSE was a German-born British physicist known for his work in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography and the application of harmonic ...more
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Augustus Edward Hough Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 77 (1863-1940)
Augustus Edward Hough Love FRS, often known as A. E. H. Love, was a mathematician famous for his work on the mathematical theory of elasticity. He also worked on wave propagation and his work on ...more
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Benjamin Gompertz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 86 (1779-1865)
Benjamin Gompertz was a British self-educated mathematician and actuary, who became a Fellow of the Royal Society. Gompertz is now best known for his Gompertz law of mortality, a demographic ...more
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Brook Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 46 (1685-1731)
Brook Taylor FRS was an English mathematician who is best known for Taylor's theorem and the Taylor series.
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C. V. Durell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
C. V. Durell Dec. at 86 (1882-1968)
Clement Vavasor Durell was an English schoolmaster who wrote mathematical textbooks.
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Charles Hutton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 86 (1737-1823)
Charles Hutton was an English mathematician. He was professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich from 1773 to 1807. He is remembered for his calculation of the density of the ...more
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Charles James Hargreave is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 46 (1820-1866)
Charles James Hargreave was an English judge and mathematician.
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Christopher Wren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 91 (1632-1723)
Sir Christopher Michael Wren PRS is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the ...more
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Daniel Cresswell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 68 (1776-1844)
Daniel Cresswell D.D.,was a British clergyman and mathematician. He was son of Daniel Cresswell, a native of Crowden-le-Booth, in Edale, Derbyshire, who lived for many years at Newton, near ...more
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David George Kendall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 89 (1918-2007)
David George Kendall FRS was an English statistician and mathematician, known for his work on probability, statistical shape analysis, ley lines and queueing theory. He spent most of his ...more
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David Sharp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 34 (1972-2006)
David Sharp was an English mountaineer and Cho Oyu summiter who died near the summit of Mount Everest. His death caused controversy and debate, because he was passed by a number of other ...more
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Dusa McDuff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
age 73
Dusa McDuff is an English mathematician whose work on symplectic geometry was recognised by the first Satter Prize, selection as a Noether Lecturer, and fellowship in the Royal Society.
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Edmond Halley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 86 (1656-1742)
Edmond Halley, FRS was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. He was the ...more
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Edward Collingwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 70 (1900-1970)
Sir Edward Foyle Collingwood CBE FRS FRSE DL was an English mathematician and scientist. He was a member of the Eglingham branch of a prominent Northumbrian family, the son of Col. Cuthbert ...more
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Edward Wright is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Edward Wright
Edward Wright was an English mathematician and cartographer noted for his book Certaine Errors in Navigation, which for the first time explained the mathematical basis of the Mercator ...more
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Emery Molyneux is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Emery Molyneux
Emery Molyneux was an English Elizabethan maker of globes, mathematical instruments and ordnance. His terrestrial and celestial globes, first published in 1592, were the first to be made in ...more
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Christopher Zeeman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
age 94
Sir Erik Christopher Zeeman FRS, is a Japanese-born British mathematician known for his work in geometric topology and singularity theory. Zeeman's main contributions to mathematics were in ...more
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Ernest Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 79 (1874-1953)
Ernest William Barnes FRS was an English mathematician and scientist who later became a liberal theologian and bishop. He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham and Trinity College, ...more
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Ernest William Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mathematicians from England
Dec. at 72 (1866-1938)
Ernest William Brown FRS was a British mathematician and astronomer, who spent the majority of his career working in the United States. His life's work was the study of the Moon's motion and the ...more