Famous Mathematicians from the United States

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

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  • Albert Einstein
    Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Ulm
  • Grace Hopper
    Dec. at 85 (1906-1992)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America
  • Tom Lehrer
    Age: 94
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Kurt Gödel
    Dec. at 71 (1906-1978)
    • Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Charles Proteus Steinmetz
    Dec. at 58 (1865-1923)
    • Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
  • Benoit Mandelbrot
    Dec. at 85 (1924-2010)
    • Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Warsaw
    • Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
  • David Rittenhouse
    Dec. at 64 (1732-1796)
    • Birthplace: Paper Mill Run, Pennsylvania
    • Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts
  • John Backus
    Dec. at 82 (1924-2007)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Robert Andrews Millikan
    Dec. at 85 (1868-1953)
    • Birthplace: Morrison, Illinois
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • Benjamin Banneker
    Dec. at 74 (1731-1806)
    • Birthplace: Maryland
  • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
    Dec. at 84 (1910-1995)
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
  • Francis Robbins Upton
    Dec. at 69 (1852-1921)
    • Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts
  • Claude Shannon
    Dec. at 84 (1916-2001)
    • Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan
  • John von Neumann
    Dec. at 53 (1903-1957)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Marjorie Lee Browne
    Dec. at 65 (1914-1979)
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • Martin Gardner
    Dec. at 95 (1914-2010)
    • Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma