"Fame" is an intangible thing. However, many would agree that the first famous woman mathematician recorded by history was the Greek mathematician Hypatia.
Hypatia, who can be considered the first famous woman mathematician, was born in Alexandria in Egypt. Some details are known about her life, although she lived a long time ago so there are considerable gaps in our knowledge about exactly what her life was like and what her contributions have been:
Some of the things that made Hypatia the first famous woman mathematician include:
There may have been additional works as well that she was not necessarily credited for, however, the contributions she made cemented her place in history as the first famous woman mathematician.
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