Mathematics is important to the understanding of the world. Often referred to as the language of the universe, mathematics has made an impact in almost all place, from the satellite that beams your TV to the faucet in your kitchen to your home. Based on their contributions to mathematics, the following are top three greatest mathematicians:

Leonhard Euler

Living from 1707 to 1783, Euler is the greatest mathematician to have ever walked on earth. It is believed that all mathematical formulas were named after the next person after being discovered by Euler. His primary contribution to the field of mathematics includes the introduction of mathematical notation such as the concept of a function, shorthand trigonometric functions, The Euler Constant, the letter ‘/i’ for imaginary units and the symbol pi for the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter.

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Also referred to as the ‘Prince of Mathematics,’ Gauss is known for his outstanding mental ability. He made several important contributions to mathematics. For instance, he introduced the Gaussian gravitational constant and proved the fundamental theorem of algebra.

G. F. Bernhard Riemann

Born to a poor family in 1826, Bernhard Riemann rose to become one of the most prominent mathematicians in the world in the 19th Century. He has many theorems bearing his name including Riemannian geometry, the Riemann Integral, and Riemannian Surfaces.

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## Three Greatest Mathematicians of All Time

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