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Famous Mathematicians from Germany

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

These people, like Albert Einstein and Charles Proteus Steinmetz include images when available.

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

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    Albert Einstein

    Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
    Albert Einstein ( EYEN-styne; German: [ˈalbɛɐ̯t ˈʔaɪnʃtaɪn] (listen); 14 March 1879 – 18 April...  more

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  • 2

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Dec. at 70 (1473-1543)
    Nicolaus Copernicus (; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas...  more

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  • 3

    Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

    Dec. at 70 (1646-1716)
    Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (sometimes spelled Leibnitz) (; German: [ˈɡɔtfʁiːt ˈvɪlhɛlm...  more

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  • 4

    Johannes Kepler

    Dec. at 59 (1571-1630)
    Johannes Kepler (; German: [joˈhanəs ˈkɛplɐ, -nɛs -]; December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630)...  more
  • 5

    Charles Proteus Steinmetz

    Dec. at 58 (1865-1923)
    Charles Proteus Steinmetz (born Karl August Rudolph Steinmetz, April 9, 1865 – October 26,...  more
  • 6

    Carl Friedrich Gauss

    Dec. at 78 (1777-1855)
    Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (; German: Gauß [ˈkaɐ̯l ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈɡaʊs] (listen); Latin: Carolus...  more
  • 7

    Gottlob Frege

    Dec. at 77 (1848-1925)
    Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege (; German: [ˈɡɔtloːp ˈfreːɡə]; 8 November 1848 – 26 July 1925)...  more
  • 8

    David Rittenhouse

    Dec. at 64 (1732-1796)
    David Rittenhouse (April 8, 1732 – June 26, 1796) was an American astronomer, inventor,...  more
  • 9

    Hermann von Reichenau

    Dec. at 41 (1013-1054)
    Blessed Hermann of Reichenau (July 18, 1013 – September 24, 1054), also known by other names, ...  more
  • 10
    Robert Jeffrey Zimmer (born November 5, 1947) is an American mathematician and academic...  more
  • 11

    Georg Cantor

    Dec. at 73 (1845-1918)
    Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor ( KAN-tor; German: [ˈɡeɔɐ̯k ˈfɛɐ̯dinant ˈluːtvɪç ˈfɪlɪp...  more
  • 12

    Bruno Augenstein

    Dec. at 82 (1923-2005)
    Bruno Wilhelm Augenstein (March 16, 1923 – July 6, 2005) was a German-born mathematician and...  more
  • 13

    Emmy Noether

    Dec. at 53 (1882-1935)
    Amalie Emmy Noether (German: [ˈnøːtɐ]; 23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935) was a German...  more
  • 14

    Bernhard Riemann

    Dec. at 40 (1826-1866)
    Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann (German: [ˈɡeːɔɐ̯k ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈbɛɐ̯nhaɐ̯t ˈʁiːman, geˈɔɐ̯k -]...  more
  • 15

    Hermann Weyl

    Dec. at 70 (1885-1955)
    Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl, (German: [vaɪl]; 9 November 1885 – 8 December 1955) was a German...  more
  • 16

    Gunter Sachs

    Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)
    Fritz Gunter Sachs (14 November 1932 – 7 May 2011) was a German photographer, author,...  more
  • 17

    Mileva Marić

    Dec. at 73 (1875-1948)
    Mileva Marić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милева Марић; December 19, 1875 – August 4, 1948), sometimes...  more
  • 18

    Richard Dedekind

    Dec. at 85 (1831-1916)
    Julius Wilhelm Richard Dedekind (6 October 1831 – 12 February 1916) was a German mathematician...  more
  • 19

    Karl Weierstrass

    Dec. at 82 (1815-1897)
    Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass (German: Weierstraß [ˈvaɪɐʃtʁaːs]; 31 October 1815 – 19...  more
  • 20

    David Hilbert

    Dec. at 81 (1862-1943)
    David Hilbert (; German: [ˈdaːvɪt ˈhɪlbɐt]; 23 January 1862 – 14 February 1943) was a German...  more
  • 21
    Martin Kreuzer (born 15 July 1962, Ihrlerstein, Germany) is a German Grandmaster of...  more
  • 22

    L. E. J. Brouwer

    Dec. at 85 (1881-1966)
    Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer (; Dutch: [ˈlœy̯tsə(n) ɛɣˈbɛrtəs jɑn ˈbrʌu̯ər]; 27 February 1881...  more
  • 23

    Arthur Schuster

    Dec. at 83 (1851-1934)
    Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS FRSE (12 September 1851 – 17 October 1934) was a...  more
  • 24

    Regiomontanus

    Dec. at 40 (1436-1476)
    Johannes Müller von Königsberg (6 June 1436 – 6 July 1476), better known as Regiomontanus (),...  more
  • 25

    Julius Plücker

    Dec. at 67 (1801-1868)
    Julius Plücker (16 June 1801 – 22 May 1868) was a German mathematician and physicist. He made...  more