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