Andrey Markov

1856 - 1922

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Andrey Andreyevich Markov (14 June 1856 – 20 July 1922) was a Russian mathematician best known for his work on stochastic processes. A primary subject of his research later became known as the Markov chain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrey Markov has received more than 597,302 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Andrey Markov is the 148th most popular mathematician (down from 130th in 2019), the 319th most popular biography from Russia (down from 295th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Mathematician.

Andrey Markov is most famous for the Markov chain, which is a mathematical model of a stochastic process.

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Among mathematicians, Andrey Markov ranks 148 out of 1,004Before him are Andrew Wiles, Mary Jackson, Johannes Trithemius, Émile Borel, Henri Lebesgue, and Zoia Ceaușescu. After him are Edward Norton Lorenz, Wang Chong, Joseph Liouville, Scipione del Ferro, Robert Grosseteste, and Michel Rolle.

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Among people born in 1856, Andrey Markov ranks 21Before him are Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ivan Franko, Robert Nivelle, Svetozar Boroević, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, and Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen. After him are Frank B. Kellogg, L. Frank Baum, Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli, John Singer Sargent, H. Rider Haggard, and Jean Moréas. Among people deceased in 1922, Andrey Markov ranks 22Before him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Ernest Solvay, Vittorio Monti, Rudolf Kjellén, Yamagata Aritomo, and Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia. After him are Léon Bonnat, Nellie Bly, Paul Deschanel, Gabriel Narutowicz, Mori Ōgai, and Camille Jordan.

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Among people born in Russia, Andrey Markov ranks 319 out of 3,761Before him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Karl Bryullov (1799), Leonid Govorov (1897), Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (1784), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), and Mikhail Mishustin (1966). After him are Andrey Bogolyubsky (1111), Nikolay Pirogov (1810), Andrei Konchalovsky (1937), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), Natalya Naryshkina (1651), and Sergey Ilyushin (1894).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Andrey Markov ranks 10Before him are Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Alexander Friedmann (1888), Grigori Perelman (1966), Christian Goldbach (1690), and Leonid Kantorovich (1912). After him are Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (1943), Lev Pontryagin (1908), Pavel Alexandrov (1896), and Olga Ladyzhenskaya (1922).