Agnes Scott College

Chronological Index of Women Mathematicians


The choice of what century to use is a bit subjective. For the sake of this index I have listed each woman by the century of her birth.

Eighteenth Century and Before

Theano (6th Century B.C.)
Hypatia (370?-415)
Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia (1646-1684)
Emilie du Chatelet (1706-1749
Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799)
Caroline Herschel (1750-1848)
Sophie Germain (1776-1831)
Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780-1872)

Nineteenth Century

1800-1819

Ada Byron Lovelace (1815-1852)

1820-1839

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916)

1840-1859

Susan Jane Cunningham (1842-1921)
Elizaveta Fedorovna Litvinova (1845-1919)
Christine Ladd- Franklin (1847-1930)
Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)
Ellen Amanda Hayes (1851-1930)
Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923)
Ida Metcalf (1857-1952)
Charlotte Angas Scott (1858-1931)
Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964)

1860-1869

Charlotte Barnum(1860-1934)
Alicia Boole Stott (1860-1940)
Ruth Gentry (1862-1917)
Winifred Edgerton Merrill (1862-1951)
Anna Helene Palmie (1863-1946)
Leona May Peirce (1863-1954)
Helen Abbot Merrill (1864-1949)
Clara Eliza Smith (1865-1943)
Clara Latimer Bacon (1866-1948)
Annie MacKinnon Fitch (1868-1940)
Grace Chisholm Young (1868-1944)
Philippa Garrett Fawcett (1868-1948)
Anne Bosworth Focke (1868-1907)
Ida May Schottenfels (1869-1942)
Isabel Maddison (1869-1950)
Mary Frances Winston Newson (1869-1959)
Emilie Norton Martin (1869-1936)

1870-1879

Agnes Baxter (1870-1917)
Virginia Ragsdale (1870-1945)
Louise Duffield Cummings (1870-1947)
Lao Genevra Simons (1870-1949)
Roxana Hayward Vivian (1871-1961)
Elizabeth Dickerman (1872-1954)
Elizabeth Stephansen (1872-1961)
Anna Irwin Young (1873-1920)
Suzan Rose Benedict (1873-1942)
Elizabeth Buchanan Cowley (1874-1945)
Charlotte Elvira Pengra (1875-1916)
Grace M. Bareis (1875-1962)
Ruth Goulding Wood (1875-1939)
Florence Eliza Allen (1876-1960)
Nadeschda Gernet (1877-1943)
Bird Margaret Turner (1877-1962)
Mary Emily Sinclair (1878-1955)

1880-1889

Elizabeth R. Bennett (1880-1972)
Hilda Phoebe Hudson (1881-1965)
Mayme I. Logsdon (1881-1967)
Helen Brewster Owens (1881-1968)
Emmy Noether (1882-1935)
Edith Clarke (1883-1959)
Anna Pell Wheeler (1883-1966)
Annie Dale Biddle Andrews (1885-1940)
Pauline Sperry (1885-1967)
Cora Barbara Hennel (1886-1947)
Josephine E. Burns (1887-1969)
Goldie Printis Horton (1887-1972)
Sister Mary Gervase (1888-1926)
Mildred Leonora Sanderson (1889-1914)
Claribel Kendall (1889-1965)
Agnes Meyer Driscoll (1889-1971)

1890-1899

Olive Clio Hazlett (1890-1974)
Euphemia Lofton Haynes (1890-1980)
Lorna Mary Swain (1891-1936)
Elizabeth Morgan Cooper (1891-1967)
Teresa Cohen (1892-1992)
Hilda Geiringer von Mises (1893-1973)
Anna Margaret Mullikin (1893-1975)
Cecilia Krieger (1894-1974)
Dorothy Maud Wrinch (1894-1976)
Sof'ja Aleksandrovna Janovskaja (1896-1966)
Nola Haynes (1897-1996)
Marguerite Lehr (1898-1988)
Gertrude Blanch (1898-1996)
Marie Litzinger (1899-1952)
Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina (1899-1999)

Twentieth Century

1900-1909

Gertrude Mary Cox (1900-1978)
Mary Lucy Cartwright (1900-1998)
Nina Karlovna Bari (1901-1961)
Edna Kramer Lassar (1902-1984)
Lulu Hofmann Bechtolsheim (1902-1989)
Mina Rees (1902-1997)
Irmgard Flugge-Lotz (1903-1974)
Dorothy McCoy (1903-2001)
Anna Stafford Henriques (1905-2004)
Sophie Piccard (1904-2000)
Rózsa Péter (1905-1977)
Ruth Moufang (1905-1977)
Alice Roth (1905-1977)
Kate Fenchel (1905-1983)
Maria Cinquini-Cibrario (1905-1992)
Mabel Schmeiser Barnes (1905-1993)
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (1906-1992)
Olga Taussky-Todd (1906-1995)
Sister Mary Celine Fasenmyer (1906-1996)
Emma Trotskaia Lehmer (1906-2007)
Margaret Jarman Hagood (1908-1963)
Louise Johnson Rosenbaum (1908-1980)
Herta Taussig Freitag (1908-2000)
Mary Ross (1908-2008)
Florence Nightingale David (1909-1993)

1910-1919

Sheila Scott Macintyre (1910-1960)
Cora Ratto de Sadosky (1912-1981)
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw (1912- )
Hanna Neumann (1914-1971)
Marjorie Lee Browne (1914-1979)
Dorothy Lewis Bernstein (1914-1988)
Alice T. Schafer (1915-2009)
Elizabeth Scott (1917-1988)
F. Jessie MacWilliams (1917-1990)
Helena Rasiowa (1917-1994)
Ruth Aaronsom Bari (1917-2005)
Dorothy Maharam Stone (1917- )
Jacqueline Ferrand (1918- )
Julia Bowman Robinson (1919-1985)
Paulette Libermann (1919-2007)

1920-1929

Edith Hirsch Luchins (1921-2002)
Deborah Tepper Haimo (1921-2007)
Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (1922-2004)
Jane Cronin Scanlon (1922- )
Gloria Olive (1923-2006)
Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat (1923- )
Cathleen Morawetz (1923- )
Evelyn Boyd Granville (1924- )
Mary Ellen Rudin (1924-2013)
Olga Arsen'enva Oleinik (1925-2001)
Carol Karp (1926-1972)
Vera Nikoaevna Maslennikova (1926-2000)
Lida Barrett (1927- )
Joan S. Birman (1927-)
Hu Hesheng (1928-)

1930-1939

Mary Catherine Bishop Weiss (1930-1966)
Valentina Mikhailovna Borok (1931-2004)
Vera Pless (1931- )
Vivienne Malone-Mayes (1932-1995)
Grace Alele Williams (1932- )
Etta Falconer (1933-2002)
Sharon Menard (1934- )
Lesley Sibner (1934-2013)
Alexandra Bellow (1935- )
Louise Hay (1935-1989)
Gloria Hewitt (1935- )
Bhama Srinivasan (1935- )
Nina Uraltseva (1935- )
Argelia Velez-Rodriguez (1936- )
Judith D. Sally (1937- )
Marina Ratner (1938- )
Mary F. Wheeler (1938- )
Mary Gray (1939- )
Doris Schattschneider (1939- )

1940-1949

Linda Keen (1940- )
Cora Sadosky (1940-2010)
Lenore Blum (1942- )
Nancy Kopell (1942- )
Idun Reiten (1942- )
Karen Uhlenbeck (1942- )
Evelyn M. Nelson (1943-1987)
Krystyna Kuperberg (1944- )
Jean Taylor (1944- )
Margaret Wright (1944- )
Dusa McDuff (1945- )
Mary Pensworth Reagor (1945- )
Judith Roitman (1945- )
Linda Rothschild (1945- )
Sylvia Young Wiegand (1945- )
Sun-Yung Alice Chang (1948- )
Raman Parimala (1948- )
Cheryl Praeger (1948- )
Fan Chung (1949- )

1950-1959

Nancy Reid (1952- )
Lai-Sang Young (1952- )
Ingrid Daubechies (1954- )
Verdiana Grace Masanja (1954- )
Bernadette Perrin-Riou (1955- )
Irene Fonseca (1956- )
Freda Porter (1957- )
Abigail Thompson (1958- )

1960-1969

Sijue Wu (1964- )
Irene Hueter (1965- )
Karen E. Smith (1965- )
Svenlana Jitomirskaya (1966-)