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

List is made up of many different people, including José Echegaray and Esteban Terradas i Illa.

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

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Abraham bar Hiyya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Spain
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Abraham bar Ḥiyya ha-Nasi was a Jewish mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, also known as Savasorda or Abraham Judaeus. He was born in Barcelona and scholars suspect he travelled to Narbonne where he is thought to have died. Abraham bar Ḥiyya's most influential work is his Ḥibbūr ha-meshīḥah we-ha-tishboret, a Hebrew treatise on Islamic algebra and practical geometry. It was translated in 1145 into Latin by Plato of Tivoli as Liber Embadorum It contains the first complete solution of the quadratic equation x² - ax + b = 0 known in Europe and influenced the work of Leonardo Fibonacci. Bar Ḥiyya wrote several more works on mathematics, astronomy and Jewish philosophy. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 66 (1070-1136)

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Spain
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Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn Yaḥyā al-Naqqāsh al-Zarqālī, also known as Al-Zarqali or Ibn Zarqala, was a Muslim instrument maker, astrologer, and one of the leading astronomers of his time. Although his name is conventionally given as al-Zarqālī, it is probable that the correct form was al-Zarqālluh. In Latin he is referred to as Arzachel or Arsechieles, a modified form of Arzachel, meaning 'the engraver'. He lived in Toledo, Al-Andalus before moving to Córdoba later in his life. His works inspired a generation of Islamic astronomers in Al-Andalus. The crater Arzachel on the Moon is named after him. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 58 (1029-1087)

Birthplace: Toledo, Spain

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David Ríos Insua is a Spanish mathematician, and son and disciple of Sixto Ríos, father of Spanish Statistics. He is currently also the youngest Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, which he joined in 2008. He received a PhD in Computational Sciences at the University of Leeds. He is Full Professor of the Statistics and Operations Research Department at Rey Juan Carlos University, and he has been Vice-dean of New Technologies and International Relationships at URJC. He has worked in fields such as Bayesian inference in neuronal networks, MCMC methods in decision analysis, Bayesian robustness or adversarial risk analysis. He has also worked in applied areas such as Electronic ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

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Esteban Terradas i Illa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Spain
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Esteban Terrades i Illa was a Spanish mathematician, scientist and engineer. He researched and taught widely in the fields of mathematics and the physical sciences, working not only in his native Catalonia, but also in the rest of Spain and in South America. He was also active as a consultant in the Spanish aeronautics, electric power, telephone and railway industries. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 98 (1852-1950)

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