Here are some famous maths people.

They are drawn on stamps from different countries.

This man was one of the

greatest mathematicians.

Calculate the age

Leonhard Euler was when

he died.

76

Pierre de Fermat was a very

gifted French mathematician.

How old was he when he died?

59

Sofia Kovalevskaya was an

outstanding mathematician who was a

Russian and very popular.

She was born in Moscow in 1850 and

died in Stockholm in 1891.

How long did she live for?

41 years

Sir Isaac Newton was

one of the greatest

mathematicians of

all time.

He was born in England

on Christmas day.

How long did he live

for?

84 years

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

was a German maths

person who became

famous for his work

in inventing calculus.

How old was he when he

died?

70

Sophie Germain lived all her life in

Paris. She was a brilliant

mathematician. A street in Paris is

named after her – and perhaps also

a football club!

Sophie lived from 1776 to 1831.

How long did she live for?

55 years

Maria Agnesi was born in Italy in

1718. She was eldest in a family of

21 children!

Maria was a very bright and

intelligent student. She could speak

5 different languages before she

was 9 years old !

She became an outstanding maths

person and was the first professor

of mathematics at a University.

Maria died in 1799.

How old was she?

81

Ernest Rutherford is New

Zealand’s greatest

scientist. He was awarded

the Noble Prize in

Chemistry in 1908.

Lord Rutherford was also

a mathematician. While at

University in 1892 he

taught mathematics at

Christchurch Boys’ High School.

How many years did Ernest Rutherford live for ?

66

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