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My beginning as a legally recognized individual occurred on June 13, 1928 in Bluefield, West Virginia, in the Bluefield Sanitarium, a hospital that no longer exists.
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Évariste Galois ( French: [evaʁist ɡalwa] ) (25 October 1811 – 31 May 1832) was a French mathematician born in Bourg-la-Reine .
Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS ( pronunciation ) ( Tamil : ஸ்ரீனிவாஸ ராமானுஜன் ; 22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics , made extraordinary contributions to mathematical analysis , number theory , infinite series , and continued fractions . Living in India with no access to the larger mathematical community, which was centred in Europe at the time, Ramanujan developed his own mathematical research in isolation.
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss ( pron.: / ɡ aʊ s / ; German : Gauß , pronounced [ɡaʊs] (
Leonhard Euler ( German pronunciation: [ˈɔʏlɐ] , Swiss German pronunciation , Standard German pronunciation , English approximation, "Oiler"; [ 1 ] 15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist .
This is primarily a list of Greatest Mathematicians of the Past , but I use 1930 birth as an arbitrary cutoff, and three of the "Top 100" are still alive as I write.