John von Neumann was a Jewish born Hungarian and later American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, polymath, and polyglot. He made major contributions to a number of fields, including mathematics, physics, economics, computing, and statistics. He was a pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics, in the... Wikipedia
December 28, 1903, Budapest, Austria-Hungary
February 8, 1957, Walter Reed General Hospital Washington, D.C.