(April 30, 1777-February 23, 1855)
Born in Braunschweig, Germany
Birth name was Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss
Wrote 'Disquisitiones Arithmeticae' (1801)
Contributed to number theory, statistics and differential geometry
Known as 'the Prince of Mathematicians'

Why he might be annoying

He was a child prodigy.
His father wanted him to become a mason and opposed his interest in math.
He discouraged his own sons from entering mathematics or science for 'fear of sullying the family name.'
Interrupted during work with news that his wife was dying, he reportedly replied, 'Tell her to wait a moment until I finish.'
He hated to publish papers until he felt they were beyond criticism, so much of his work was published posthumously.
One mathematical historian estimated math would have been advanced fifty years if he made all his discoveries known in his lifetime.

Why he might not be annoying

He was considered the greatest mathematician since antiquity.
He performed incredibly difficult calculations in his head.
The metric unit for magnetic induction was named the gauss in his honor.
He was depicted on the German 10 mark note (1989).
He called mathematics 'the divine science.'

In 2018, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 75 Votes: 62.67% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 32 Votes: 40.62% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 41 Votes: 43.90% Annoying