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Contributions to the subjects of geometry, calculus, mechanics, and number theory and developed methods for solving problems in observational astronomy.

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With nearly a thousand first-class publications to his name, Leonhard Euler is the greatest mathematician of all time. He was relentlessly prolific. The champion of all the champions: not even his blindness (at a later age) slowed him down.

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A German mathematician known for his great contribution to number theory, geometry, probability theory, geodesy, planetary astronomy, the theory of functions, and potential theory (including electromagnetism).

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Srinivasa Ramanujan definitely ranks at the top of the pile of all time greatest mathematicians. He discovered many of Euler's and other mathematicians theorems before he was 14 ! His genius was far greater than Euler /Gauss/Jacobi. Very sad that he died young.

Self taught genius, who lived in poverty most of his life. Did not get to do much mathematics in his lifetime but still managed to compile 4000 theorems or conjectures in number theory, algebra, and combinatorics. He might be almost unknown today, but he wrote inexplicable formulae which "must be true, because if they were not true, no one would have had the imagination to invent them." Much of his methodology, including unusual ideas about divergent series, was his own invention. (As a young man he made the absurd claim that 1+2+3+4+... = -1/12. Later it was noticed that this claim translates to a true statement about the Riemann zeta function, with which Ramanujan was unfamiliar.) Ramanujan's innate ability for algebraic manipulations definitely surpassed that of Euler and Jacobi.

Sharpest mind in mathematical history. Godfrey Hardy was once asked what the greatest mathematical discovery was, to which he simply replied "the discovery of Ramanujan".

the greatest and most legendary mathematical mind that ever existed: far more powerful than the likes of Euler and Gauss.

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Known for his discovery of the relation between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cyclinder and formulation of a hydrostatic principle (known as Archimedes' principle)

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Sorry but Archimedes is one of the best mathematicians ever, he was the best mathematician in the ancient time.He knew everything about math for two thousand years ago. He did the Archimedes principle for two thousand years ago, It´s very difficult even today to do that he did for two thousands years ago.

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A physicist and mathematician was a discoverer of the infinitesimal calculus and his three laws of motion, the basic principles of modern physics, resulted in the formulation of the law of universal gravitation and many more.

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Russian mathematician and geometer, renowned primarily for his pioneering works on hyperbolic geometry, otherwise known as Lobachevskian geometry

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was a scientist, polymath, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher, described in various sources as either Persian or Arab.He made significant contributions to the principles of optics, as well as to physics, astronomy, mathematics, ophthalmology, philosophy, visual perception, and to the scientific method. He also wrote insightful commentaries on works by Aristotle, Ptolemy, and the Greek mathematician Euclid

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he is ranked the best among muslim mathematicians and muslims have contributed to development of mathematics and discoveries.he is well noted for algebra and others

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For proving the Riemann Hypothesis and for proving the "N=NP?" problem in computer complexity theory. Truly one of the greatest mathematician/scientists ever, on the same scale as Einstein and Newton.

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His work is seminal in many different areas of mathematics but who else has a rating system such as the erdos number! If there is a mathematician's mathematician, then surely it has to be Erdos!

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