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Alexander Friedmann

1888 - 1925

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Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann (also spelled Friedman or Fridman ; Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Фри́дман) (June 16 [O.S. 4], 1888 – September 16, 1925) was a Russian and Soviet physicist and mathematician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Friedmann has received more than 397,267 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Alexander Friedmann is the 88th most popular mathematician (up from 92nd in 2019), the 177th most popular biography from Russia (up from 181st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Russian Mathematician.

Alexandr Friedmann is most famous for his idea of an expanding universe.

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Among mathematicians, Alexander Friedmann ranks 88 out of 823Before him are Pappus of Alexandria, Johann Heinrich Lambert, Felix Klein, Bonaventura Cavalieri, Paul Erdős, and Adrien-Marie Legendre. After him are Anthemius of Tralles, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Émilie du Châtelet, Stefan Banach, Leopold Kronecker, and Siméon Denis Poisson.

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Among people born in 1888, Alexander Friedmann ranks 24Before him are Friedrich Olbricht, C. V. Raman, Johannes Itten, Roland Garros, F. W. Murnau, and Frans Eemil Sillanpää. After him are Herbert Spencer Gasser, T. S. Eliot, Eugene O'Neill, Gerrit Rietveld, Selman Waksman, and Frits Zernike. Among people deceased in 1925, Alexander Friedmann ranks 14Before him are William Jennings Bryan, Sergei Yesenin, Georgy Lvov, Felix Klein, Josef Breuer, and Mikhail Frunze. After him are Camille Flammarion, Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Percy Fawcett, Wong Fei-hung, George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and Władysław Reymont.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Friedmann ranks 177 out of 3,262Before him are Käthe Kollwitz (1867), Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Marina Tsvetaeva (1892), and Anatoly Karpov (1951). After him are Nicholas Roerich (1874), Vladimir Propp (1895), Seraphim of Sarov (1754), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Igor Tamm (1895), and Ivan Bunin (1870).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Alexander Friedmann ranks 6Before him are David Hilbert (1862), Georg Cantor (1845), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), and Andrey Kolmogorov (1903). After him are Christian Goldbach (1690), Grigori Perelman (1966), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Andrey Markov (1856), Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), and Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909).