# Mathematician:Mathematicians/Sorted By Nation/Brazil

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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:

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## Brazil

##### Júlio César de Mello e Souza $($$\text {1895}$ – $\text {1974}$$)$

Mathematics professor who became famous his works on recreational mathematics, in particular *O Homem que Calculava* (*The Man Who Counted*), written under the name Malba Tahan.
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##### Paulo Ribenboim $($$\text {b. 1928}$$)$

Brazilian-Canadian mathematician who specializes in number theory.
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##### Fernando Quadros Gouvêa $($$\text {b. 1957}$$)$

Brazilian mathematician interested in number theory and the history of mathematics.
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