Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Birthday/February

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For more comprehensive information on the lives and works of mathematicians through the ages, see the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, created by John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson.

The army of those who have made at least one definite contribution to mathematics as we know it soon becomes a mob as we look back over history; 6,000 or 8,000 names press forward for some word from us to preserve them from oblivion, and once the bolder leaders have been recognised it becomes largely a matter of arbitrary, illogical legislation to judge who of the clamouring multitude shall be permitted to survive and who be condemned to be forgotten.
-- Eric Temple Bell: Men of Mathematics, 1937, Victor Gollancz, London

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$1$st

$1840$: William Allen Whitworth
$1900$: John Charles Burkill
$1902$: Jovan Karamata
$1932$: David Abram Antin

$2$nd

$1522$: Lodovico Ferrari
$1786$: Jacques Philippe Marie Binet
$1882$: Joseph Henry Maclagan Wedderburn
$1894$: Hendrik Anthony Kramers
$1896$: Kazimierz Kuratowski
$1903$: Bartel Leendert van der Waerden

$3$rd

$1893$: Gaston Maurice Julia
$1898$: Pavel Samuilovich Urysohn
$1917$: Georgi Evgen'evich Shilov
$1951$: Steven George Krantz

$4$th

$1925$: Erik Christopher Zeeman

$5$th

$1936$: Peter John Freyd
$1938$: Ian Mueller

$6$th

$1465$: Scipione del Ferro
$1612$: Antoine Arnauld
$1695$: Nicolaus II Bernoulli
$1933$: Nils John Nilsson
$1942$: Tsit Yuen Lam
$1947$: Michel Criton

$7$th

$1877$: Godfrey Harold Hardy
$1883$: Eric Temple Bell
$1922$: Cornelis Gerrit Lekkerkerker

$8$th

$411$: Proclus Lycaeus
$1700$: Daniel Bernoulli
$1875$: Thomas John I'Anson Bromwich
$1948$: Ian Chiswell

$9$th

$1775$: Farkas Wolfgang Bolyai
$1857$: William Roger Paton
$1907$: Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter
$1919$: Irene Ann Stegun
$1927$: Masayoshi Nagata
$1933$: Uta Caecilia Merzbach
$1945$: George Daniel Parker

$10$th

$1901$: Richard Dagobert Brauer
$1944$: Nigel J. Cutland
$1948$: Miodrag S. Petković

$11$th

$1839$: Josiah Willard Gibbs
$1897$: Emil Leon Post
$1899$: Wolfgang Gröbner
$1909$: Claude Chevalley
$1911$: Alexander Kirkland Cairncross
$1915$: Richard Wesley Hamming
$1938$: Heiko Harborth
$1945$: Donald John Roberts

$12$th

$1870$: Horatio Scott Carslaw
$1897$: Lincoln La Paz
$1902$: James Alston Hope Hunter
$1914$: Hanna Neumann

$13$th

$1766$:Thomas Robert Malthus
$1805$: Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet
$1906$: Edward Maitland Wright
$1930$: Erwin Engeler

$14$th

$1839$: Hermann Hankel
$1877$: Edmund Georg Hermann Landau

$15$th

$1564$: Galileo Galilei
$1861$: Alfred North Whitehead
$1882$: Paul Koebe
$1934$: Niklaus Emil Wirth
$1945$: Douglas Richard Hofstadter

$16$th

$1514$: Georg Joachim Rhaeticus
$1698$: Pierre Bouguer
$1822$: Francis Galton
$1911$: Arthur Beiser
$1936$: Yuri Ivanovitch Manin

$17$th

$1890$: Ronald Aylmer Fisher
$1891$: Abraham Halevi Fraenkel
$1898$: Gregor Wentzel
$1905$: Rózsa Péter
$1927$: John Lewis Selfridge

$18$th

$1201$: Nasir al-Din al-Tusi
$1838$: Ernst Waldfried Josef Wenzel Mach

$19$th

$1473$: Nicolaus Copernicus
$1863$: Axel Thue
$1936$: Władysław Narkiewicz

$20$th

$1860$: Mathias Lerch
$1931$: John Willard Milnor
$1944$: George Barry Purdy

$21$st

$1591$: Girard Desargues
$1945$: Samuel Standfield Wagstaff Jr.

$22$nd

$1796$: Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet
$1878$: Walther Ritz
$1903$: Frank Plumpton Ramsey
$1924$: Steven Alexander Gaal
$1958$: Robert Arnott Wilson

$23$rd

$1795$: Giuliano Frullani
$1861$: George Ballard Mathews
$1905$: Derrick Henry Lehmer
$1938$: Michael C. Gemignani

$24$th

$1878$: Felix Bernstein
$1887$: Arthur Rosenthal
$1918$: Geoffrey Thomas Kneebone

$25$th

$1922$: Ernst Gabor Straus

$26$th

$1786$: Dominique François Jean Arago
$1926$: James Alexander Green
$1927$: Richard Scott Pierce

$27$th

$1763$: Johann Wilhelm von Camerer
$1881$: Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer

$28$th

$1552$: Jost Bürgi
$1735$: Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
$1743$: René Just Haüy
$1859$: Florian Cajori
$1878$: Pierre Joseph Louis Fatou
$1889$: Hyman Levy

$29$th

Precise date unknown

$1561$: Henry Briggs
$1698$: Colin Maclaurin
$1927$: Wilbur Eugene Deskins


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