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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 Einstein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died 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 Died 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 Died 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
Died 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
Died 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
Died 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 Died 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 66 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
Died 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
Died 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
Died 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 71 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
Died 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
Died 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 Died 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
Died 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 Died 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
Died 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 Died 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
Died 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
Died 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
Died 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 Died 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 Died 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
Died 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

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Ludwig Schläfli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Ludwig Schläfli Died at 81 (1814-1895) Ludwig Schläfli was a Swiss mathematician, specialising in geometry and complex analysis who was one of the key figures in developing the notion of higher-dimensional spaces. The concept of ...more

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Ludwig Stickelberger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died at 86 (1850-1936) Ludwig Stickelberger was a Swiss mathematician who made important contributions to linear algebra and algebraic number theory.

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Marcel Grossmann is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died at 58 (1878-1936) Marcel Grossmann was a mathematician and a friend and classmate of Albert Einstein. Grossmann was a member of an old Swiss family from Zurich. His father managed a textile factory. He became a ...more

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Marcel J. E. Golay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died at 87 (1902-1989) Marcel J. E. Golay was a Swiss-born mathematician, physicist, and information theorist, who applied mathematics to real-world military and industrial problems. He was born in Neuchâtel,

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Michel Kervaire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Michel Kervaire Died at 80 (1927-2007) Michel André Kervaire was a French mathematician who made significant contributions to topology and algebra. He introduced the Kervaire semi-characteristic. He was the first to show the ...more

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Michel Plancherel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Michel Plancherel Died at 82 (1885-1967) Michel Plancherel was a Swiss mathematician. He was born in Bussy and obtained his Diplom in mathematics from the University of Fribourg and then his doctoral degree in 1907 with a thesis ...more

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Mileva Marić is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died at 73 (1875-1948) Mileva Marić was a Serbian physicist. She was the only woman among Albert Einstein's fellow students at the Zurich Polytechnic. They developed a relationship and had a daughter before their ...more

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Nicolas Fatio de Duillier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died at 89 (1664-1753) Nicolas Fatio de Duillier was a Swiss mathematician known for his work on the zodiacal light problem, for his very close relationship with Isaac Newton, for his role in the Newton v. Leibniz ...more

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Nicolas Fuss is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Nicolas Fuss Died at 71 (1755-1826) Nicolas Fuss, also known as Nikolai Fuss, was a Swiss mathematician, living most of his life in Russia. Fuss was born in Basel, Switzerland. He moved to Saint Petersburg to serve as a ...more

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Nicolaus I Bernoulli is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died at 72 (1687-1759) Nicolaus Bernoulli, was a Swiss mathematician and was one of the many prominent mathematicians in the Bernoulli family. He was the son of Nicolaus Bernoulli, painter and Alderman of Basel. In ...more

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Paul Bernays is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died at 89 (1888-1977) Paul Isaac Bernays was a Swiss mathematician, who made significant contributions to mathematical logic, axiomatic set theory, and the philosophy of mathematics. He was an assistant and close ...more

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Paul Dirac is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Died at 82 (1902-1984) Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac OM FRS was an English theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He was ...more

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Peter Henrici is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Peter Henrici Died at 64 (1923-1987) Peter K. Henrici was a Swiss mathematician best known for his contributions to the field of numerical analysis.

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Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier Died at 90 (1750-1840) Simon Antoine Jean L'Huilier was a Swiss mathematician of French Hugenot descent. He is known for his work in mathematical analysis and topology, and in particular the generalization of Euler's ...more

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Verena Huber-Dyson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Switzerland
age 94 Verena Esther Huber-Dyson is a Swiss-American mathematician, known for work in group theory and formal logic. She has been described as a "brilliant mathematician", and has done ...more