# James Joseph Sylvester

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**James Joseph Sylvester** FRS HonFRSE (3 September 1814 – 15 March 1897) 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*. At his death, he was a professor at Oxford University.

English mathematician (1814–1897)

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