He was born in Byelorussia and died in (what is now)
Israel. A student of Frobenius. Numerous fundamental constructions
bear his name, including a lemma and a cohomology group.
[Click here: Issai Schur]
A Fellow of the Royal Society. He wrote one of the first
monographs on combinatorics. Well known for his work on partitions.
[Click here: Major Percy MacMahon]
A student of Hilbert, he spent nearly twenty years
at the Institute for Advanced Study. Wrote an influential treatise
(Volume 1 of the Princeton Mathematics Series) that is, in the
words of Roger Howe, "wonderful and terrible."
[Click here: Hermann Weyl]
Belongs on everyone's top 10 list of mathematicians. Born in
Switzerland, he held positions in St. Petersburg and Berlin. Probably
bears as much responsibility as anyone for the invention of generating
[Click here: Leonhard Euler]
Hmm. This guy might be a ringer.