August Ferdinand Möbius

1790 - 1868

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August Ferdinand Möbius (UK: , US: ; German: [ˈmøːbi̯ʊs]; 17 November 1790 – 26 September 1868) was a German mathematician and theoretical astronomer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of August Ferdinand Möbius has received more than 201,636 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). August Ferdinand Möbius is the 68th most popular mathematician (down from 52nd in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 242nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, August Ferdinand Möbius ranks 68 out of 828. Before him are Zhang Heng, Alfred North Whitehead, Abraham de Moivre, Claude Shannon, Hermann Minkowski, and Urbain Le Verrier. After him are Friedrich Bessel, Émilie du Châtelet, G. H. Hardy, Gaspard Monge, Richard Dedekind, and Siméon Denis Poisson.

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Among people born in 1790, August Ferdinand Möbius ranks 5Before him are Jean-François Champollion, Leopold I of Belgium, John Tyler, and Alphonse de Lamartine. After him are George Everest, Sunjo of Joseon, Jules Dumont d'Urville, John Frederic Daniell, Nicolas Chauvin, Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden, and Robert Stirling. Among people deceased in 1868, August Ferdinand Möbius ranks 3Before him are Gioachino Rossini and Léon Foucault. After him are James Buchanan, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Mongkut, August Schleicher, William T. G. Morton, David Brewster, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Okita Sōji, and Mihailo Obrenović.

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Among people born in Germany, August Ferdinand Möbius ranks 333 out of 5,289. Before him are Simone Signoret (1921), Sepp Maier (1944), James Franck (1882), Thomas à Kempis (1380), Franz Boas (1858), and Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463). After him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Constanze Mozart (1762), and Moses Mendelssohn (1729).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, August Ferdinand Möbius ranks 9Before him are Bernhard Riemann (1826), Gottlob Frege (1848), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), Emmy Noether (1882), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), and Karl Weierstrass (1815). After him are Friedrich Bessel (1784), Richard Dedekind (1831), Regiomontanus (1436), Felix Klein (1849), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), and Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804).