Augustin-Louis Cauchy

1789 - 1857

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Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy (; French: [oɡystɛ̃ lwi koʃi]; 21 August 1789 – 23 May 1857) was a French mathematician, engineer, and physicist who made pioneering contributions to several branches of mathematics, including mathematical analysis and continuum mechanics. He was one of the first to state and rigorously prove theorems of calculus, rejecting the heuristic principle of the generality of algebra of earlier authors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augustin-Louis Cauchy has received more than 619,585 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Augustin-Louis Cauchy is the 33rd most popular mathematician (down from 29th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from France (down from 162nd in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Mathematician.

Augustin-Louis Cauchy was a French mathematician who is most famous for his contributions to analysis, differential equations, and number theory.

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Among mathematicians, Augustin-Louis Cauchy ranks 33 out of 828Before him are Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Pope Sylvester II, John Napier, Niels Henrik Abel, Georg Cantor, and Kurt Gödel. After him are Gerolamo Cardano, Gottlob Frege, Luca Pacioli, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Ada Lovelace, and Charles Sanders Peirce.

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Among people born in 1789, Augustin-Louis Cauchy ranks 2Before him is Georg Ohm. After him are James Fenimore Cooper, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Friedrich List, María Isabella of Spain, Horace Vernet, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Heinrich Schwabe, Abbas Mirza, and Princess Charlotte of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1857, Augustin-Louis Cauchy ranks 2Before him is Auguste Comte. After him are Mikhail Glinka, Carl Czerny, Eugène François Vidocq, Alfred de Musset, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, Dominic Savio, Eugène Sue, Francis Beaufort, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, and Pierre-Jean de Béranger.

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Among people born in France, Augustin-Louis Cauchy ranks 203 out of 5,234Before him are François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), and John II of France (1319). After him are Guy of Lusignan (1150), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), Charles the Simple (879), Georges Méliès (1861), Alfred Sisley (1839), and Catherine Deneuve (1943).


Among mathematicians born in France, Augustin-Louis Cauchy ranks 10Before him are Joseph Fourier (1768), Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717), François Viète (1540), Évariste Galois (1811), Henri Poincaré (1854), and Pope Sylvester II (938). After him are Sophie Germain (1776), Marin Mersenne (1588), Abraham de Moivre (1667), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Émilie du Châtelet (1706), and Gaspard Monge (1746).