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Andrew Wiles

1953 - Today

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Sir Andrew John Wiles (born 11 April 1953) is an English mathematician and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, specializing in number theory. He is best known for proving Fermat's Last Theorem, for which he was awarded the 2016 Abel Prize and the 2017 Copley Medal by the Royal Society. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2000, and in 2018, was appointed the first Regius Professor of Mathematics at Oxford. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew Wiles has received more than 1,583,136 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Andrew Wiles is the 122nd most popular mathematician (up from 133rd in 2019), the 644th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 664th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Mathematician.

Wiles is most famous for proving Fermat's Last Theorem, a theorem that had been unsolved for over 350 years.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Andrew Wiles ranks 122 out of 823Before him are Hermann Weyl, Leonid Kantorovich, Émile Borel, Aloysius Lilius, Edward Norton Lorenz, and Ferdinand von Lindemann. After him are Marian Rejewski, Brook Taylor, Henri Lebesgue, Herbert A. Hauptman, Menelaus of Alexandria, and Andrey Markov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1953, Andrew Wiles ranks 35Before him are Fatih Terim, Peter Stormare, Paul Allen, Malcolm Young, Manuel Pellegrini, and Paulo Roberto Falcão. After him are Armen Sarkissian, James Horner, Cyndi Lauper, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Daniel Passarella, and Kitarō.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Andrew Wiles ranks 644 out of 7,765Before him are Tim Curry (1946), Philippa of England (1394), Rachel Weisz (1970), Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892), Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868), and John Surtees (1934). After him are Louis Wain (1860), Henry Bessemer (1813), Henry Every (1659), George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866), Julian Barnes (1946), and Hugh Laurie (1959).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Andrew Wiles ranks 11Before him are Alfred North Whitehead (1861), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), G. H. Hardy (1877), and Isaac Barrow (1631). After him are Brook Taylor (1685), Robert Grosseteste (1175), William Oughtred (1574), Arthur Cayley (1821), James Joseph Sylvester (1814), and James Gregory (1638).