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Arthur Cayley

1821 - 1895

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Arthur Cayley (; 16 August 1821 – 26 January 1895) was a prolific British mathematician who worked mostly on algebra. He helped found the modern British school of pure mathematics. As a child, Cayley enjoyed solving complex maths problems for amusement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Cayley has received more than 349,343 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Arthur Cayley is the 141st most popular mathematician (up from 151st in 2019), the 738th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 764th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Mathematician.

Arthur Cayley is most famous for his contributions to the theory of matrices.

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Among mathematicians, Arthur Cayley ranks 141 out of 823Before him are Joseph Liouville, Giambattista della Porta, William Oughtred, Vincenzo Viviani, Robert Aumann, and Johannes Trithemius. After him are Sophus Lie, James Joseph Sylvester, Felix Hausdorff, Stanislaw Ulam, Aleksandr Lyapunov, and Jakob Steiner.

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Among people born in 1821, Arthur Cayley ranks 15Before him are Elizabeth Blackwell, Pauline Viardot, Lola Montez, Louis Vuitton, Auguste Mariette, and Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria. After him are Nathan Bedford Forrest, Heinrich Barth, Andrew Kim Taegon, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Nikolay Nekrasov, and Wilhelm Tempel. Among people deceased in 1895, Arthur Cayley ranks 15Before him are Adam Opel, José Martí, Isma'il Pasha, Friedrich Miescher, Franz von Suppé, and Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen. After him are Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Frederick Douglass, Johann Josef Loschmidt, Nikolai Leskov, Lord Randolph Churchill, and Karl Heinrich Ulrichs.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Cayley ranks 738 out of 7,765Before him are Benedict Cumberbatch (1976), H. L. A. Hart (1907), Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset (1519), Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765), Samuel Richardson (1689), and Catherine of Lancaster (1373). After him are Pat Hitchcock (1928), Frederick Griffith (1879), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Harry Kroto (1939), Derek Jacobi (1938), and Bruce Chatwin (1940).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Arthur Cayley ranks 15Before him are G. H. Hardy (1877), Isaac Barrow (1631), Andrew Wiles (1953), Brook Taylor (1685), Robert Grosseteste (1175), and William Oughtred (1574). After him are James Joseph Sylvester (1814), James Gregory (1638), Colin Maclaurin (1698), Michael Atiyah (1929), Henry Briggs (1561), and John Horton Conway (1937).