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17 Famous Mathematicians in History

Country - Mathematician of Origin Discovery, Invention, and/or Specialty

Archimedes Greece pi, the lever, the screw, formulas for the areas of various plane and solid figures
Babbage, Charles England difference engine, analytical engine  (early calculator/computer)
Descartes, René France analytic geometry, x and y axes
Diophantus, Greece algebra
Euclid, Greece euclidean geometry
Euler, Leonhard Switzerland differential calculus, algebraic notation
Fermat, Pierre de France number theory, probability theory
Fibonacci Italy Fibonacci’s sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 … (each number is the sum of the two previous numbers)
Hipparchus Rhodes trigonometry, mapping
Leibniz, Gottfried Germany calculus, symbolic logic
Lovelace Augusta Ada King, England analytical engine
Möbius, Auguste Switzerland topology, Möbius strip
Ferdinand Napier, John Scotland logarithms, calculating machine
Newton, Isaac England gravitation, integral and differential calculus
Pascal, Blaise France calculating machine, barometer, Pascal’s triangle
Pythagoras Greece irrational numbers, Pythagorean theorem, prime and composite numbers
Russell, Bertrand England formal logic

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