The Brief Timeline of Srinivasa Ramanujan, Mathematician

Timeline created by Cindy Rosenzweig
  • Srinivasa was born in Erode, India

    Srinivasa was born in Erode, India
  • Read Carr's Synopsis and plunges into mathematical exploration

    Read Carr's Synopsis and plunges into mathematical exploration
  • Married 9-year-old Janaki, begins to seek employment

    Married 9-year-old Janaki, begins to seek employment
  • Wrote to G.H. Hardy at Cambridge

    Wrote to G.H. Hardy at Cambridge
  • Went to England; began to write major papers

    Went to England;  began to write major papers
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society and awarded Fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge

    Elected Fellow of the Royal Society and awarded Fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Returned to India in ill health

    Returned to India in ill health
  • Died in Madras, India of tuberculosis

    Died in Madras, India of tuberculosis
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    Absorbed with mathematics, failed college twice

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    Showed his work to Indian mathematicians; gets a clerical job