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November - Celebrating famous mathematicians

Celebrating Black History Month.


Two reknowned mathematicians in history - were Benjamin Banneker and Majorie Lee Brown.

Benjamin Banneker


Died: 1806


Areas of Expertise: Mathematics and Astronomy

Best known for: • his successful prediction of a solar eclipse;

• publishing his own almanac;

• being part of a team that surveyed and planned the capital of the United States;

• building the first ever fully wooden clock.



Marjorie Lee Browne



Areas of Expertise: Mathematics Educator

Best known for: • being one of the first Black American women to receive a PhD in mathematics;

• serving as a member on various educational boards, such as The American Mathematical Society and the Women’s Research Society;

• her paper on the significance of topological properties and the relation between certain classical groups.


Famous Mathematicians through History