Famous Mathematicians from Russia

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

List people include Otto Schmidt, Leonid Kantorovich and more.

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

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  • Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch
    Dec. at 79 (1891-1970)
    • Birthplace: Berdyansk, Ukraine
    Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch (or Besikovitch) (Russian: Абра́м Само́йлович Безико́вич; 23 January 1891 – 2 November 1970) was a Russian mathematician, who worked mainly in England. He was born in ...more
  • Albert Shiryaev

    Albert Shiryaev

    Age: 88
    • Birthplace: Shchyolkovo, Russia
    Albert Nikolayevich Shiryaev (Russian: Альбе́рт Никола́евич Ширя́ев; born October 12, 1934) is a Soviet and Russian mathematician. He is known for his work in probability theory, statistics and ...more
  • Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov
    Dec. at 86 (1912-1999)
    • Birthplace: Soviet Union
    Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Дани́лович Алекса́ндров, alternative transliterations: Alexandr or Alexander (first name), and Alexandrov (last name)) (August 4, 1912 – July 27, ...more
  • Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh
    Dec. at 63 (1908-1971)
    • Birthplace: Yartsevo, Smolensk Oblast, Russia
    Alexander Gennadyevich Kurosh (Russian: Алекса́ндр Генна́диевич Ку́рош; January 19, 1908 – May 18, 1971) was a Soviet mathematician, known for his work in abstract algebra. He is credited with ...more
  • Aleksandr Korkin

    Aleksandr Korkin

    Dec. at 71 (1837-1908)
    • Birthplace: Mezhdurechensky District, Vologda Oblast
    Aleksandr Nikolayevich Korkin (Russian: Александр Николаевич Коркин; 3 March [O.S. 19 February] 1837 – 1 September [O.S. 19 August] 1908) was a Russian mathematician. He made contribution to the ...more
  • Aleksandr Lyapunov
    Dec. at 61 (1857-1918)
    • Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia
    Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Ляпуно́в, pronounced [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr mʲɪˈxajɫəvʲɪtɕ lʲɪpʊˈnof]; June 6 [O.S. May 25] 1857 – November 3, 1918) was a Russian ...more