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Born: September 3, 1814

Died: March 15, 1897 (aged 82)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Mathematician

Bio: James Joseph Sylvester FRS was an English mathematician. He made fundamental contributions to matrix theory, invariant theory, number theory, partition theory and combinatorics. He played a leadership role in American mathematics in the later half of the 19th century as a professor at the Johns Hopkins University and as founder of the American Journal of Mathematics.

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