Famous Mathematicians 1500-1800

  • Period: Jan 1, 1550 to

    John Napier

    John Napier is best known for his discovery of logarithms
  • Period: Feb 15, 1564 to

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. his ideas were commonly rejected by the catholic church because of the exlusion of the heavens.
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    Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, and inventor. he is best known for his study of fluids and fluid pressures and vacuums
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    Sir Isaac Newton

    Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian. he was one of the greatest thinkers of his time if not of all time. his passion was on subjects of gravity and gravity feilds his formala of gravity is still used to this day
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    Leonhard Euler

    Leonhard Euler was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. he is credited withmuch of thee modern notation of math and made major advances in the feild of calculus. another feild of study that he was famous in was fluid dynamics expanding on the work of Blaise Pascal.
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    Sophie Germain

    Sophie Germain was a French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher. she was one of the first females to expand the feild of mathmatics. her major work was in th feild of elasticity. she was unable to overcome the gender bias of her time however so she was unable to make math her living.
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    Carl Friedrich Gauss

    Carl Gauss was a German mathematician and physical scientist. he contributed many things to the feild of mathmatics and is refered to as Princeps mathematicorum. he made major contributions in many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, astronomy and optics.
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    Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet

    Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet was a German mathematician with deep contributions to number theory. He is also one of the first mathematicians to properly define functions.