TOP 5 MATHEMATICIANS OF HISTORY

A completely objective ranking of the top 5 mathematicians of history. And with all due respect, no I did not forget about Newton....
  1. 1.
    Leonhard Euler
    *The Master of us All*
  2. 2.
    Carl Gauss
    *The Prince of Mathematics*
  3. 3.
    Archimedes
    Originated the important tradition of mathematicians making great discoveries while bathing.
  4. 4.
    Alexander Grothendieck
    Possibly influenced the last half of 20th century mathematics more than anyone else. Also just a fascinating dude. I'm still waiting for part 3 of Scharlau's biography to be translated into English.
  5. 5.
    Euclid
    It's weird to imagine how different mathematics would look like if *Elements* had never happened.