Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) Agnesi was an Italian mathematician, philosopher, theologian and humanitarian. Pauline Sperry (1885–1967), mathematician, musician, and astronomer, unconstitutionally fired from UC Berkeley for refusing to sign a loyalty oath; Dolores Richard Spikes (1936–2015), African-American mathematician, first female university chancellor and first female president of a university system in the US A pagan, Hypatia was popular with most Christians and pagans, who attended the classes she taught at her home. List of notable or famous mathematicians from France, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in France and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. Alphabetical Index of Women Mathematicians. The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. She worked with her father on translating and creating commentaries of classical math concepts as well as producing her own on geometry and number theory. An avowed paganist in a time of religious strife, Hypatia of Ancient Alexandria is also probably the first female mathematician we know about. Throughout history, Black women have faced the uphill battles of both racial and gender biases, especially in male-dominated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. 3. Despite the fact that all her works are lost and we have only the titles and references, this female icon is considered one of the greatest mathematicians of the ancient world. Here are 10 more women who transformed maths. A list of twelve influential female mathematicians in honor of Pi Day. Here are 10 more women who transformed maths. New film Hidden Figures reveals the untold story of Nasa's black, female mathematicians. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Female Mathematicians A list compiled by the MacTutor History of Mathematics website at the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland, which includes a biography of each woman and links for further exploration. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs. The first female mathematician may have been Hypatia, who died around 415 C.E.