# 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

- -- Eric Temple Bell:

### $1$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