Amath Timeline
I've been disappointed recently in my attempts to find good references on the
history of applied mathematics. As others have said, "applied mathematics" is
difficult to define, and perhaps more of an attitude towards science than a
field per se. But one thing I thought might be helpful was to make timeline of
scientists and engineers I feel are particularly notable to applied
mathematics.

This isn't meant to be an exhaustive list. It's a totally personal list, and
still incomplete -- I only really learned about the awesomeness of Theodore von
Karman this last summer, and I know I'm missing important contributions during
the middle ages. I look forward to learning more and filling out the timeline.

Anyway, maybe you'll find it interesting. You can hover over or click on things
to find out more information.

Applied Mathematicians Timeline (biased, in progress)
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Thales, born -624, died -547
Pythagoras, born -569, died -475
Archimedes, born -287, died -212
Heron, born 10, died 75
Ptolemy, born 85, died 165
Theon, born 335, died 405
Hypatia, born 370, died 415
Fibonacci, born 1170, died 1250
Oresme, born 1323, died 1382
Tartaglia, born 1500, died 1557 Tartaglia
Stevin, born 1548, died 1620 Stevin
Napier, born 1550, died 1617 Napier
Galileo, born 1564, died 1642 Galileo
Kepler, born 1571, died 1630 Kepler
Snell, born 1580, died 1626 Snell
Descartes, born 1596, died 1650 Descartes
Fermat, born 1601, died 1665 Fermat
Wallis, born 1616, died 1703 Wallis
Pascal, born 1623, died 1662 Pascal
Boyle, born 1627, died 1691 Boyle
Huygens, born 1629, died 1695 Huygens
Newton, born 1643, died 1727 Newton
Leibniz, born 1646, died 1716 Leibniz
Bernoulli, Jacob, born 1654, died 1705 Bernoulli, Jacob
Bernoulli, Johann, born 1667, died 1748 Bernoulli, Johann
De Moivre, born 1667, died 1754 De Moivre
Bernoulli, Daniel, born 1700, died 1782 Bernoulli, Daniel
Euler, born 1707, died 1783 Euler
D'Alembert, born 1717, died 1783 D'Alembert
Lagrange, born 1736, died 1813 Lagrange
Laplace, born 1749, died 1827 Laplace
Fourier, born 1768, died 1830 Fourier
Poisson, born 1781, died 1840 Poisson
Babbage, born 1791, died 1871 Babbage
Green, born 1793, died 1841 Green
Carnot, Sadi, born 1796, died 1832 Carnot, Sadi
Lovelace, born 1815, died 1852 Lovelace
Stokes, born 1819, died 1903 Stokes
Maxwell, born 1831, died 1879 Maxwell
Routh, born 1831, died 1907 Routh
Gibbs, born 1839, died 1903 Gibbs
Reynolds, born 1842, died 1912 Reynolds
Rayleigh, born 1842, died 1919 Rayleigh
Klein, born 1849, died 1925 Klein
Heaviside, born 1850, died 1925 Heaviside
Poincare, born 1854, died 1912 Poincare
Thomson, William, born 1856, died 1947 Thomson, William
Kutta, born 1867, died 1944 Kutta
Bachelier, born 1870, died 1946 Bachelier
Prandtl, born 1875, died 1953 Prandtl
Gosset, born 1876, died 1937 Gosset
Einstein, born 1879, died 1955 Einstein
Karman, born 1881, died 1963 Karman
Noether, Emmy, born 1882, died 1935 Noether, Emmy
Taylor, Geoffrey, born 1886, died 1975 Taylor, Geoffrey
Fisher, born 1890, died 1962 Fisher
Lanczos, born 1893, died 1974 Lanczos
Wiener, Norbert, born 1894, died 1964 Wiener, Norbert
Dirac, born 1902, died 1984 Dirac
Von Neumann, born 1903, died 1957 Von Neumann
Kolmogorov, born 1903, died 1987 Kolmogorov
Hopper, born 1906, died 1992 Hopper
Bethe, born 1906, died 2005 Bethe
Ulam, born 1909, died 1984 Ulam
Turing, born 1912, died 1954 Turing
Isaacs, born 1914, died 1981 Isaacs
Simon, born 1916, died 2001 Simon
Feynman, born 1918, died 1988 Feynman
Bellman, born 1920, died 1984 Bellman
Maynard-Smith, John, born 1920, died 2004 Maynard-Smith, John
Karlin, born 1924, died 2007 Karlin
Knuth, born 1938, died 2016 Knuth
You may note the commonness of unconventional individuals on this list. Isaacs, Turing, Lotka, Heaviside, Green, Lovelace, Gosset and Fermat.