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Lewis Carroll

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
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Male
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65, 13 days before his 66th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Author of books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass. Poems The Hunting of the Snark, Jabberwocky

Descartes

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René Descartes
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Male
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Age at Death:
53
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Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Famed for studies in mathhematics, geometry, optics, and philosophy. Stated "a vacuum cannot exist."

Jaime Escalante

Real/Birth Name:
Jaime Alfonso Escalante Gutierrez
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Male
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Age at Death:
79
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Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Teacher of calculus in East Los Angeles. The subject of the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver. Presidential Citizens Medal 1988.

Fermat

Real/Birth Name:
Pierre de Fermat
Gender:
Male

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Famed for Fermat's Last Theorem.

Martin Gardner

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Gardner
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Male
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Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Known for popularizing recreational mathematics and debunking paranormal claims. Column Mathematical Games in magazine Scientific American. Wrote more than 50 books, including The Annotated Alice, The Annotated Wizard of Oz

Stephen Hawking

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen William Hawking
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Male
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Age at Death:
76
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Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Famed theoretical physicist who is paralyzed (related to ALS) and cannot speak. Known for humor and theories of time and space. Book A Brief History of Time. Subject of the movie The Theory of Everything. Appointed Order of the British Empire (Commander) 1983, 1989 Companion of Honour, many prizes and awards. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009. Albert Medal 1999.

Katherine Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Coleman
Also Known As:
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson
Katherine C. Johnson
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Female
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Age today:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Calculated orbits for NASA. Subject of movie Hidden Figures. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2015.

Ted Kaczynski

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore John Kaczynski
Also Known As:
Theodore J. Kaczynski
Nickname(s):
The Unabomber
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Male
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Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Pronounced kuh-zin-ski. Serial murderer using mailed bombs for a 17 year period.

Danica McKellar

Real/Birth Name:
Danica Mae McKellar
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Female
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Age today:
43
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Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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ex-wife of
Younger than Mike Verta by 2 years.

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TV series The Wonder Years, The West Wing, Inspector Mom, Dancing with the Stars, Young Justice. Movies Speechless, Black Hole. Model for magazine Stuff. Earned a degree in mathematics from UCLA. Books Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed

Mersenne

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Marin Mersenne
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Male
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Age at Death:
59, 7 days before his 60th birthday
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Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Famed for a conjecture about a series of prime numbers named for him. Also known for work on musical harmonics.

John Nash

Real/Birth Name:
John Forbes Nash Jr.
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Male
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Age at Death:
86, 21 days before his 87th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Mathematician, subject of the movie A Beautiful Mind. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994 and the Abel Prize in mathematics in 2015, days before his death. He and his wife died in a taxicab crash.

Kathleen Ollerenshaw

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Mary Timpson
Also Known As:
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw
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Female
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Age at Death:
101
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Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Deaf (mostly) from childhood. Became a mathematician and astronomer and educator. Published a solution for Rubik's Cube in 1980. Given the Dame title when she was appointed DBE in 1971. Children's books The Lord Mayor's Party, First Citizen. Lord Mayor of Manchester in 1975-76. Involved in education policy.

John Pople

Real/Birth Name:
John Anthony Pople
Also Known As:
Sir John Pople
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Male
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Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Knighted 2003. Nobel Prize 1998 honoring computer program model of chemical processes.

William Thurston

Real/Birth Name:
William Paul Thurston
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Male
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Age at Death:
65
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Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Solved a problem crucial to the solution for the Poincaré conjecture.
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