List of Welsh mathematicians
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- Robert Recorde, sixteenth-century inventor of the equals sign was from Tenby. As it has been suggested, "[h]is equals sign was an invention that, while slow in becoming universally adopted, is still perhaps the most fundamental thing ever invented by a person from Wales" ().
- William Jones, born in Anglesey in 1675, was the first recorded mathematician to use the symbol π in its present sense in 1706, though it would not achieve widespread adoption until used by famed Swiss mathematician Euler.
- Thomas Jones (23 June 1756 – 18 July 1807) was Senior Wrangler and Senior Tutor of Trinity College, Cambridge.
- Bertrand Russell, perhaps the most influential British thinker of the twentieth century, though more properly a philosopher than a mathematician, was of English descent but born in Monmouthshire.
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- Chambers, Ll. G. Mathemategwyr Cymru (Mathematicians of Wales), Cyd Bwyllgor Addysg Cymru, 1994.
- Welsh scientists Mathematicians, Scientists and Inventors