James Joseph Sylvester, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Joseph Sylvester

English mathematician

Date of Birth: 03-Sep-1814

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 15-Mar-1897

Profession: mathematician, actuary, university teacher

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About James Joseph Sylvester

  • James Joseph Sylvester FRS HFRSE (3 September 1814 – 15 March 1897) was an English mathematician.
  • He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory, and combinatorics.
  • He played a leadership role in American mathematics in the later half of the 19th century as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and as founder of the American Journal of Mathematics.
  • At his death, he was a professor at Oxford.

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