SOFIA VASILYEVNA KOVALEVSKAYA

"It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul."

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Taken: 1875-1880

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Born January 15th, 1850 into a noble Russian

family, Sofia Kovalevskaya became the first woman in Europe to earn a doctorate in mathematics. She is

known as one of the greatest woman mathematicians of

all time due to her many accomplisments and contributions to the world of mathematics.

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