Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Birthday/January

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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

$1878$: Agner Krarup Erlang
$1913$: Karl Stein
$1920$: Heinz Zemanek
$1941$: Lynn Arthur Steen

$2$nd

$1729$: Johann Daniel Titius
$1897$: Valery Ivanovich Glivenko
$1915$: Maxine Patricia Mary Merrington
$1920$: Isaac Asimov
$1923$: Philip J. Davis
$1942$: John Timothy Anderson

$3$rd

$1777$: Louis Poinsot
$1954$: Michèle Audin
$1976$: Danica Mae McKellar

$4$th

$5$th

$1838$: Marie Ennemond Camille Jordan
$1871$: Gino Fano
$1884$: Arnaud Denjoy
$1909$: Stephen Cole Kleene
$1923$: Maks Aizikovich Akivis
$1942$: Joseph Anthony Gallian
$1947$: Hermanus Johannes Joseph te Riele

$6$th

$1920$: John Maynard Smith
$1922$: Erwin O. Kreyszig
$1937$: Underwood Dudley

$7$th

$1871$: Félix Édouard Justin Émile Borel
$1907$: Raymond Edward Alan Christopher Paley
$1923$: Gertrude Ehrlich

$8$th

$1852$: Giovanni Frattini
$1888$: Richard Courant
$1915$: Yuri Vladimirovich Linnik
$1923$: Paul Moritz Cohn
$1932$: Harry Lewis Nelson

$9$th

$1873$: Hans Frederick Blichfeldt

$10$th

$1875$: Issai Schur
$1899$: Szolem Mandelbrojt
$1937$: James Burton Ax
$1938$: Donald Ervin Knuth

$11$th

$1826$: Giuseppe Battaglini
$1934$: Charles Antony Richard Hoare

$12$th

$1853$: Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro
$1915$: Herbert Ellis Robbins

$13$th

$1876$: Erhard Schmidt
$1902$: Karl Menger
$1931$: Elias Menachem Stein
$1940$: Alexander G. Ramm
$1978$: Nathaniel Read Silver

$14$th

$1887$: Władysław Hugo Dionizy Steinhaus
$1902$: Alfred Tarski

$15$th

$1717$: Matthew Stewart
$1814$: Ludwig Schläfli
$1850$: Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya
$1876$: Robert John Tainsh Bell

$16$th

$1885$: Michel Plancherel
$1926$: Peter Hagis, Jr.

$17$th

$1492$: Adam Ries
$1905$: Dattathreya Ramchandra Kaprekar
$1911$: Dov Jarden
$1911$: George Joseph Stigler
$1917$: Daniel Shanks

$18$th

$1886$: Soichi Kakeya
$1937$: John D. Dixon
$1938$: Yiannis Nicholas Moschovakis
$1939$: Christoph Bandelow
$1942$: Stephen William Hawking

$19$th

$1736$: James Watt (I)
$1747$: Johann Elert Bode
$1879$: Guido Fubini
$1902$: Joseph Warner Howe
$1911$: Garrett Birkhoff
$1917$: Graham Higman

$20$th

$1775$: André-Marie Ampère
$1895$: Gábor Szegő

$21$st

$1827$: Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin
$1852$: Clarence Abiathar Waldo
$1860$: David Eugene Smith
$1874$: René-Louis Baire

$22$nd

$1831$: Francis Guthrie
$1874$: Leonard Eugene Dickson
$1880$: Frigyes Riesz
$1951$: George C. Casella

$23$rd

$1862$: David Hilbert
$1924$: Michael James Lighthill

$24$th

$1902$: Oskar Morgenstern
$1924$: Howard Raiffa
$1942$: Melvin Fitting

$25$th

$1736$: Joseph Louis Lagrange
$1812$: William Shanks
$1843$: Karl Hermann Amandus Schwarz
$1854$: August Otto Föppl
$1855$: Christian Sophus Juel
$1870$: Niels Fabian Helge von Koch
$1926$: Donald John Lewis
$1926$: Gaisi Takeuti
$1951$: Steven Howard Weintraub

$26$th

$1862$: Eliakim Hastings Moore
$1971$: Clara Isabel Grima Ruiz

$27$th

$1832$: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

$28$th

$1540$: Ludolph van Ceulen
$1888$: Louis Joel Mordell

$29$th

$1810$: Ernst Eduard Kummer
$1888$: Sydney Chapman
$1928$: Joseph Bernard Kruskal
$1944$: Thomas J. Jech

$30$th

$31$st

$1841$: Samuel Loyd
$1886$: George Neville Watson
$1945$: Persi Warren Diaconis

Precise date unknown

$1526$: Rafael Bombelli
$1872$: Peruvemba Venkatesvara Seshu Aiyar


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