No one bothers to find out about the greatest mathematicians of all time. In fact there could be dozens of great mathematicians alive right now but we still don’t want to know about them. This is Wrong.

When i was a student i always thought what purpose does mathematics serve? Why we have to study all these numbers, algebra, geometry, calculus? Why we have to keep finding ‘X’ again and again. However as i grew up i came to know just how important mathematics is. From just making a pen to the working of satellites, Mathematics plays a crucial role in our day to day lives. Without Mathematics we wouldn’t have been any civilized and advance race as we are today.

Surely we need to thanks all the great scientists and mathematicians who made our life more comfortable and enjoyable as well. Here we have compiled a list of 51 greatest mathematicians of all time. It was due to the contribution of these great personalities that we are able to live a life with so many comforts and luxuries in our hands.

Here are the 52 greatest mathematicians ever:

## Greatest Mathematicians Ever

** 51. Jean le Rond d’Alembert**

** 50. Hermann Minkowski**

** 49. Apollonius of Perga**

** 48. Plato**

** 47. John Napier**

** 46. Arthur Cayley**

** 45. Alhazen**

** 44. Sofia Kovalevskaya**

** 43. Hypatia**

** 42. Muḥammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi**

** 41. Gerolamo Cardano**

** 40. Felix Klein**

** 39. Thales**

** 38. Niels Henrik Abel**

** 37. Augustin-Louis Cauchy**

** 36. Jacob Bernoulli**

** 35. Kurt Godel**

** 34. Adrien-Marie Legendre**

** 33. George Boole**

** 32. Evariste Galois**

** 31. Johann Bernoulli**

** 30. Pierre-Simon Laplace**

** 29. Emmy Noether**

** 28. Joseph-Louis Lagrange**

** 27. Joseph Fourier**

** 26. Henri Poincare**

** 25. Johannes Kepler**

** 24. G. H. Hardy**

** 23. Brahmagupta**

** 22. David Hilbert**

** 21. Bhaskara II**

** 20. John von Neumann**

** 19. Georg Cantor**

** 18. Blaise Pascal**

** 17. Pierre de Fermat**

** 16. Andrew Wiles**

** 15. Galileo Galilei**

** 14. Leonardo Fibonacci**

Do you know about Fibonacci numbers? If yes then you surely know why Leonardo Pisano Bigollo is on this list.

** 13. Wilhelm Leibniz**

German Mathematicians Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz did groundbreaking work in Calculus and that is why he is regarded as one of the greatest mathematician.

** 12. Alan Turing**

If you have seen The Imitation Game then you can understand why Alan Turing is regarded as father of computer science and mathematics. If you haven’t then well WATCH IT.

** 11. Albert Einstein**

Yes the greatest scientist of all time was a genius in mathematics.

** 10. Srinivasa Ramanujan**

Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan work on infinite series and number theory is regarded as one of the most influential work on mathematics in 19th century.

** 9. Rene Descartes**

French Mathematician René Descartes is called as the father of Analytical mathematics and he is the one who invented Cartesian coordinate system.

** 8. G. F. Bernhard Riemann**

German Mathematician Bernhard Riemann gave the Riemann hypothesis in 1859. Even though it is just paper work but still it is considered groundbreaking and if it is ever practically solved then it can change our perception on modern mathematics.

** 7. Carl Friedrich Gauss**

German Mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss has contributed to so many fields in mathematics and has inspired so many mathematicians that he could be given a top spot in this list.

** 6. Isaac Newton**

Isaac Newton is credited as the father of Modern Physics. All thanks to his book on Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

** 5. Leonhard Euler**

Swiss Mathematician Leonhard Euler is considered as one of the greatest mathematician of 18th century. He gave the famous euler theorem.

** 4. Archimedes**

Archimedes was the one who found the exact value of Pi. He was a greek mathematician.

** 3. Euclid**

Euclid was the first to write text on maths and passing it future generations. He wrote Euclidean Geometry.

** 2. Pythagoras of Samos**

The Pythagoras theorem that you have studied in junior high school was given by Pythagoras of Samos. He is cited as the father of Geometry.

** 1. Aryabhatta**

Indian mathematician Aryabhatta is given credit for introducing the decimal system and giving the number zero. He is called as the father of Algebra.

Who do you think is the greatest mathematicians ever?