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Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland

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

A factual list, featuring people like Albert Einstein and Paul Dirac.

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

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  • Albert Einstein1

    Albert Einstein

    Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)

    BirthplaceUlm, Germany

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  • 2

    Conrad Dasypodius

    Dec. at 71 (1530-1601)

    BirthplaceFrauenfeld, Switzerland

    Conrad Dasypodius (1532 – April 26, 1600) was a professor of mathematics in Strasbourg,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Christian Wurstisen

    Dec. at 44 (1544-1588)
    Christian Wurstisen (Latin: Christianus Urstisius) (23 December 1544 – 29 March 1588) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Daniel Bernoulli4

    Daniel Bernoulli

    Dec. at 82 (1700-1782)

    BirthplaceGroningen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Daniel Bernoulli FRS (German pronunciation: [bɛʁˈnʊli]; 29 January 1700 – 17 March 1782) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Eduard Stiefel5

    Eduard Stiefel

    Dec. at 69 (1909-1978)

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Eduard L. Stiefel (21 April 1909 – 25 November 1978) was a Swiss mathematician. Together with... more on Wikipedia
  • Edward Kofler6

    Edward Kofler

    Dec. at 96 (1911-2007)

    BirthplaceBerezhany, Ukraine

    Edward Kofler (November 16, 1911 – April 22, 2007) was a mathematician who made important... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernst Specker7

    Ernst Specker

    Dec. at 91 (1920-2011)

    BirthplaceZürich, Switzerland

    Ernst Paul Specker (11 February 1920, Zurich – 10 December 2011, Zurich) was a Swiss... more on Wikipedia
  • Eva Bayer-Fluckiger8

    Eva Bayer-Fluckiger

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Eva Bayer-Fluckiger (born 25 June 1951) is a Hungarian and Swiss mathematician. She is an Emmy... more on Wikipedia
  • Florian Cajori9

    Florian Cajori

    Dec. at 71 (1859-1930)

    BirthplaceCanton of Graubünden, Switzerland

    Florian Cajori (February 28, 1859 – August 14 or 15, 1930) was a Swiss-American historian of... more on Wikipedia
  • Gabriel Cramer10

    Gabriel Cramer

    Dec. at 48 (1704-1752)

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    Gabriel Cramer (French: [kʁamɛʁ]; 31 July 1704 – 4 January 1752) was a Genevan mathematician.... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Georges de Rham

    Dec. at 87 (1903-1990)

    BirthplaceRoche, Switzerland

    Georges de Rham (French: [dəʁam]; 10 September 1903 – 9 October 1990) was a Swiss... more on Wikipedia
  • Guerino Mazzola12

    BirthplaceUster, Zürich, Switzerland

    Guerino Mazzola (born 1947) is a Swiss mathematician, musicologist, jazz pianist as well as... more on Wikipedia
  • Gunter Sachs13

    Gunter Sachs

    Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)

    BirthplaceSchweinfurt, Germany

    Fritz Gunter Sachs (14 November 1932 – 7 May 2011) was a German photographer, author,... more on Wikipedia
  • Heinz Hopf14

    Heinz Hopf

    Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)

    BirthplaceGermany

    Heinz Hopf (19 November 1894 – 3 June 1971) was a German mathematician who worked on the... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugo Hadwiger15

    Hugo Hadwiger

    Dec. at 73 (1908-1981)
    Hugo Hadwiger (23 December 1908 in Karlsruhe, Germany – 29 October 1981 in Bern, Switzerland)... more on Wikipedia
  • Jacob Bernoulli16

    Jacob Bernoulli

    Dec. at 51 (1654-1705)

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    Jacob Bernoulli (also known as James or Jacques; 6 January 1655 [O.S. 27 December 1654] – 16... more on Wikipedia
  • Jakob Steiner17

    Jakob Steiner

    Dec. at 67 (1796-1863)

    BirthplaceUtzenstorf, Switzerland

    Jakob Steiner (18 March 1796 – 1 April 1863) was a Swiss mathematician who worked primarily in... more on Wikipedia
  • Jean-Louis Calandrini18

    Jean-Louis Calandrini

    Dec. at 55 (1703-1758)

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    Jean-Louis Calandrini (August 30, 1703 – December 29, 1758) was a Genevan scientist. He was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Johann Baptist Cysat19

    Johann Baptist Cysat

    Dec. at 70 (1587-1657)

    BirthplaceLucerne, Switzerland

    Johann Baptist Cysat (Latinized as Cysatus; in French, Jean-Baptiste Cysat) (c. 1587 – March... more on Wikipedia
  • Johann Bernoulli20

    Johann Bernoulli

    Dec. at 81 (1667-1748)

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    Johann Bernoulli (also known as Jean or John; 6 August [O.S. 27 July] 1667 – 1 January 1748)... more on Wikipedia
  • Johann Heinrich Lambert21

    Johann Heinrich Lambert

    Dec. at 49 (1728-1777)

    BirthplaceMulhouse, France

    Johann Heinrich Lambert (German: [ˈlambɛʁt], Jean-Henri Lambert in French; 26 August 1728 – 25... more on Wikipedia
  • Johann Jakob Balmer22

    Johann Jakob Balmer

    Dec. at 73 (1825-1898)

    BirthplaceLausen, Switzerland

    Johann Jakob Balmer (1 May 1825 – 12 March 1898) was a Swiss mathematician and mathematical... more on Wikipedia
  • Jost Bürgi23

    Jost Bürgi

    Dec. at 80 (1552-1632)

    BirthplaceLichtensteig, Switzerland

    Jost Bürgi (also Joost, Jobst; Latinized surname Burgius or Byrgius; 28 February 1552 – 31... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Julius Richard Büchi

    Dec. at 60 (1924-1984)
    Julius Richard Büchi (1924–1984) was a Swiss logician and mathematician. He received his Dr.... more on Wikipedia
  • Leonhard Euler25

    Leonhard Euler

    Dec. at 76 (1707-1783)

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland, European Free Trade Association, Basel-Stadt

    Leonhard Euler ( OY-lər; German: [ˈɔɪlər] (listen); 15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a... more on Wikipedia

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