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A Chonicle of Mathematical People Robert A. Nowlan provides short biographical sketches of mathematicians from many diverse fields. www.robertnowlan.com/ 

Abel  Niels Henrik Abel (18021829) Norwegian mathematician. Worked on elliptic functions and integrals , algebraic solution of equations and solubility by radicals. wwwhistory.mcs.standrews.ac.uk/history/Mathematicians/Abel.html 

AlSabi Thabit ibn Qurra alHarrani Gives information on background and contributions to noneuclidean geometry , spherical trigonometry , number theory and the field of statics. Was an important translator of Greek materials , including Euclid's Elements , during the Middle Ages. wwwgap.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Thabit.html 

Andrei Nikolaevich Kolmogorov (19031987) The most prominent twentiethcentury mathematician. kolmogorov.com/Kolmogorov.html 

Bernoulli, Daniel (17001782) Most important work considered the basic properties of fluid flow , pressure , density and velocity , and gave their fundamental relationship now known as Bernoulli's principle. wwwgroups.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Bernoulli_Daniel.html 

Bessel  Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (17841846) Catalogued stars , predicted a planet beyond Uranus as well as the existence of dark stars , investigated Johann Kepler's problem of heliocentricity , and systematized the mathematical functions involved , which now bear his name. www.astro.unibonn.de/~pbrosche/persons/pers_bessel.html 

Biographies of Women Mathematicians Ongoing project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College , in Atlanta , Georgia. www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm 

Cauchy  AugustinLouis Cauchy (17891857) (Catholic Encyclopedia) Theory of polyhedra , symmetrical functions , proof of a theorem of Fermat which had baffled mathematicians like Gauss and Euler. www.newadvent.org/cathen/03457a.htm 

Cauchy, Augustin Louis (17891857) Cauchy contributed to almost every branch of mathematics. He is probably best known for his important contributions to real and complex analysis. wwwgroups.dcs.standrews.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Cauchy.html 

Chebyshev  Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev (18211894) Work on prime numbers included the determination of the number of primes not exceeding a given number , wrote an important book on the theory of congruences , proved that there was always at least one prime between n and 2n for n > 3. wwwhistory.mcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Chebyshev.html 

Cramer  Gabriel Cramer (17041752) Best known for his work on determinants , made contributions to the study of algebraic curves. wwwgroups.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Cramer.html 

d'Alembert  Jean Le Rond d'Alembert (17171783) Helped to resolve the controversy in mathematical physics over the conservation of kinetic energy by improving Newton's definition of force. wwwgroups.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/D'Alembert.html 

Diophantus of Alexandria (c. 200284 ) Best known for his Arithmetica , a work on the theory of numbers , a collection of 130 problems giving numerical solutions of determinate equations. wwwgroups.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Diophantus.html 

Dirichlet  Johann Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (18051859) Proved that in any arithmetic progression with first term coprime to the difference there are infinitely many primes , units in algebraic number theory , ideals , proposed the modern definition of a function. turnbull.dcs.stand.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Dirichlet.html 

Eratosthenes of Cyrene Biography of the mathematician , geographer and astronomer born 276 BC in Cyrene , North Africa. From The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. wwwhistory.mcs.standrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Eratosthenes.html 
