## About

English mathematician whose 1940 essay, 'A Mathematician's Apology,' became one of the most widely-known essays on mathematics ever written. He is also famous for his discovery and mentorship of the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

## Before Fame

He was writing numbers at age two and attended Winchester College on scholarship.

## Trivia

His relationship with John Edensor Littlewood and Srinivasa Ramanujan was depicted in the 2007 novel The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt.

## Family Life

His father taught at Cranleigh School in Surrey, England.

## Associated With

He and fellow mathematician Wilhelm Weinberg formulated what came to known as the Hardy-Weinberg principle independently of one another.