Died in a duel at the age of 20 after writing down the mathematical theory that made him famous.

Said to have been drowned for his discovery of irrational numbers.

Married to be allowed to leave Russia and study at a German university.

His wastepaper basket was said to be the second-greatest mathematician of Germany.

Did not write down a proof because the margin was too small.

Neither blindness nor many children could keep him from being extremely productive.

Named a branch of mathematics by coopting technical terms from the respected medical profession. His own name gave rise to the word 'algorithm'.

Said to have written the first computer program,

Killed after asking a soldier not to disturb his circles.

Itinerant mathematician living out of this suitcase.

Nonexistent French mathematician who wrote the influential 'Elements of Mathematics'

Wrote 'Alice in Wonderland' between math theorems.

Responsible for centuries of puzzles about the age of fictitious persons.

Used the pseudonym Monsieur LeBlanc to be taken seriously.

Fled the Nazis, then almost failed the US citizienship exam by pointing out a logical inconsistency in the US constitution.

Murdered by a Christian sect that did not like mathematics.

Bought mathematical results to publish them under his own name.

Said to be responsible for the nonexistence of a Nobel prize for mathematics.

Used statistics in her life's mission after coming back from the Crimea.

Tried to introduce his student Gauß to classical music, but was rewarded with the question: 'But what theorem does it prove?'

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