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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.

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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 Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the ...more

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Conrad Dasypodius is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Conrad Dasypodius Dec. at 71 (1530-1601)
Conrad Dasypodius was a professor of mathematics in Strasbourg, Alsace. He was born in Frauenfeld, Thurgau, Switzerland. His first name was also rendered as Konrad or Conradus or Cunradus, and ...more

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Christian Wurstisen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Christian Wurstisen Dec. at 44 (1544-1588)
Christian Wurstisen was a mathematician, theologician, historian from Basel. His name is also given as Wursteisen, Wurzticius, Ursticius, Urstisius, or Urstis.

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Daniel Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 82 (1700-1782)
Daniel Bernoulli FRS was a Swiss mathematician and physicist and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is particularly remembered for his applications of ...more

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Eduard Stiefel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 69 (1909-1978)
Eduard L. Stiefel was a Swiss mathematician. Together with Cornelius Lanczos and Magnus Hestenes, he invented the conjugate gradient method, and gave what is now understood to be a partial ...more

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Edward Kofler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 96 (1911-2007)
Edward Kofler was a mathematician who made important contributions to game theory and fuzzy logic by working out the theory of linear partial information. He was born in Brzeżany, ...more

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Ernst Specker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Ernst Specker Dec. at 91 (1920-2011)
Ernst Paul Specker was a Swiss mathematician. Much of his most influential work was on Quine’s New Foundations, a set theory with a universal set, but he is most famous for the Kochen–Specker ...more

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Eva Bayer-Fluckiger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Eva Bayer-Fluckiger age 67
Eva Bayer-Fluckiger is a Swiss mathematician at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. She has worked on several topics in topology, algebra and number theory, e.g. on ...more

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Florian Cajori is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 71 (1859-1930)
Florian Cajori was a Swiss-American historian of mathematics.

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Gabriel Cramer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 48 (1704-1752)
Gabriel Cramer was a Swiss mathematician, born in Geneva. He was the son of physician Jean Cramer and Anne Mallet Cramer.

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Georges de Rham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 87 (1903-1990)
Georges de Rham was a Swiss mathematician, known for his contributions to differential topology. He studied at the University of Lausanne and then in Paris for a doctorate, becoming a lecturer ...more

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Guerino Mazzola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
age 72
Guerino Mazzola is a Swiss mathematician, musicologist, jazz pianist as well as book writer. He graduated at the University of Zürich in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics and Crystallography ...more

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Gunter Sachs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 79 (1932-2011)
Fritz Gunter Sachs was a German photographer, author, industrialist, and latterly head of an institute that researched claims of astrology. As a young man he became a sportsman, then gained ...more

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Heinz Hopf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 77 (1894-1971)
Heinz Hopf was a German mathematician.

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Hugo Hadwiger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Hugo Hadwiger Dec. at 73 (1908-1981)
Hugo Hadwiger was a Swiss mathematician, known for his work in geometry, combinatorics, and cryptography.

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Jacob Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 51 (1654-1705)
Jacob Bernoulli was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He was an early proponent of Leibnizian calculus and had sided with Leibniz during the Leibniz–Newton ...more

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Jakob Steiner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Jakob Steiner Dec. at 67 (1796-1863)
Jakob Steiner was a Swiss mathematician who worked primarily in geometry.

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Jean-Louis Calandrini is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 55 (1703-1758)
Jean-Louis Calandrini was a Swiss scientist. He was a professor of mathematics and philosophy. He was the author of some studies on the aurora borealis, comets, and the effects of lightning, as ...more

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Johann Baptist Cysat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Johann Baptist Cysat Dec. at 70 (1587-1657)
Johann Baptist Cysat was a Swiss Jesuit mathematician and astronomer, after whom the lunar crater Cysatus is named. Born in Lucerne, the eighth of 14 children, his father, Renward Cysat, had ...more

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Johann Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 81 (1667-1748)
Johann Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He is known for his contributions to infinitesimal calculus and educating ...more

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Johann Heinrich Lambert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 49 (1728-1777)
Johann Heinrich Lambert was a Swiss polymath who made important contributions to the subjects of mathematics, physics, philosophy, astronomy and map projections.

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Johann Jakob Balmer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 73 (1825-1898)
Johann Jakob Balmer was a Swiss mathematician and mathematical physicist.

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Jost Bürgi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Jost Bürgi Dec. at 80 (1552-1632)
Jost Bürgi, active primarily at the courts in Kassel and Prague, was a Swiss clockmaker, a maker of astronomical instruments and a mathematician.

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Julius Richard Büchi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Julius Richard Büchi Dec. at 60 (1924-1984)
Julius Richard Büchi was a Swiss logician and mathematician. He received his Dr. sc. nat. in 1950 at the ETH Zürich under supervision of Paul Bernays and Ferdinand Gonseth. Shortly ...more

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Leonhard Euler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Dec. at 76 (1707-1783)
Leonhard Euler was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the ...more