The Mathematicians ClipArt gallery provides 16 portraits of people who have made important contributions to the field of mathematics.

Greek mathematician.

Euclid

Greek mathematician.

(c. 250 B.C.) Greek Mathematician.

Euclid

(c. 250 B.C.) Greek Mathematician.

Euclid, a great mathematician, wrote the first systematic textbook on geometry.

Euclid

Euclid, a great mathematician, wrote the first systematic textbook on geometry.

(1564-1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who was one of the great creators of experimental science.

Galileo Galilei

(1564-1642) Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who was one of the great creators…

Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 - 8 January 1642) was a Tuscan (Italian) physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy," the "father of modern physics," the "father of science," and "the Father of Modern Science." The motion of uniformly accelerated objects, taught in nearly all high school and introductory college physics courses, was studied by Galileo as the subject of kinematics. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, named the Galilean moons in his honor, and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, improving compass design.

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 - 8 January 1642) was a Tuscan (Italian) physicist, mathematician,…

Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 - November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century astronomical revolution. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy. They also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation.

Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 - November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer,…

(1452-1519) Famous Italian polymath who was a successful scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician, and writer.

Leonardo Da Vinci

(1452-1519) Famous Italian polymath who was a successful scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor,…

(1835-1909) American astronomer and mathematician.

Simon Newcomb

(1835-1909) American astronomer and mathematician.

Simon Newcomb (March 12, 1835 – July 11, 1909) was a Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician.

Simon Newcomb

Simon Newcomb (March 12, 1835 – July 11, 1909) was a Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician.

(1642-1727) English natural philosopher, mathematician, and physicist most famous for gravity and his laws of motion.

Sir Isaac Newton

(1642-1727) English natural philosopher, mathematician, and physicist most famous for gravity and his…

Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of natural philosophy, science, and Western philosophy. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by what he saw as his teacher's unjust death.

Bust of Plato

Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder…

Famous astronomer and mathematician.

Professor R. A. Proctor

Famous astronomer and mathematician.

He was a mathematician, geographer, astronomer, and astrologer. "The name of a line Graeco-Egyptain kings, who succeeded on the division of the empire of Alexander the Great, to the portion of his dominions of which Egypt was the head." -Marshall

Ptolemy

He was a mathematician, geographer, astronomer, and astrologer. "The name of a line Graeco-Egyptain…

The celebrated Greek philosopher, was born in Samos, probably about 580-570 B.C. He was the son of Mnesarchus, and, perhaps, a disciple of Pherecydes.

Pythagoras

The celebrated Greek philosopher, was born in Samos, probably about 580-570 B.C. He was the son of Mnesarchus,…

(1749-1827) Astronomer and mathematician who wrote the 5 volume<I>Mecanique Celeste</I> which is a landmark in applied mathematics.

Marquis De St. Simon

(1749-1827) Astronomer and mathematician who wrote the 5 volumeMecanique Celeste which is a landmark…

(1679-1754) German philosopher and mathematician.

Johann C. von Wolf

(1679-1754) German philosopher and mathematician.