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The first known female mathematician. She was also a philosopher and astronomer.Born between 350-370AD. Died 415AD.
The first woman to be appointed as a professor at a university. She also wrote the first book concerning both differential and integral calculus.Born 1718. Died 1799.
The first lady to attend sessions at both the Academie de Science and Institut de France. She also made significant contributions towards Fermat's Last Theorem.Born 1771. Died 1831.
The daughter of poet Lord Byron, and considered to be the worlds first computer programmer after making considerable discoveries regarding Charles Babbage's mechanical computer.Born 1815. Died 1852.
Made significant discoveries in the area of abstract algebra. Considered by David Hilbert and Albert Einstein to be the most able female mathematician of modern history.Born 1882. Died 1935.
First female mathematician to be elected a fellow of the Royal Society. She went on to become the first female president of the London Mathematical Society.Born 1900. Died 1998.
Youngest person to ever pass the Oxford entrance exams. Her work is in the field of Braid Groups where she shares a respresentation result with Dutch mathematician Daan Krammer Born 1971. Death TBA.

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