Mathematicians

Carl Gausss

Carl Friedrich Gauss Biography

Carl Friedrich Gauss (Karl or Carl Friedrich Gauss; Brunswick, present-day Germany, 1777 - Göttingen, id., 1855) German mathematician, physicist and...

René Descartes

René Descartes Biography

René Descartes (La Haye, France, 1596 - Stockholm, Sweden, 1650) French philosopher and mathematician. After the splendour of ancient Greek...

Euclid

Euclid Biography

Euclid (330 B.C. - 275 B.C.) Greek mathematician. Together with Archimedes and Apollonius of Perga, after him, Euclid was soon...

Archimedes

Archimedes Biography

Archimedes Archimedes (Syracuse, present-day Italy, h. 287 B.C. - id., 212 B.C.) Greek Mathematician. The great advances of Hellenistic mathematics...

Phytagoras Biography

Pythagoras Biography

Pythagoras (Island of Samos, present Greece, h. 572 a.C. - Metapontus, today disappeared, present Italy, h. 497 b.C.) Greek philosopher...

Thales of Miletus

Thales Biography

Thales of Miletus Thales (Miletus, present-day Turkey, 624 B.C. - 548 B.C.) Greek philosopher and mathematician. Initiator of the school...