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Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

1804 - 1851

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Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (; German: [jaˈkoːbi]; 10 December 1804 – 18 February 1851) was a German mathematician who made fundamental contributions to elliptic functions, dynamics, differential equations, determinants, and number theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi has received more than 592,382 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi is the 102nd most popular mathematician (down from 99th in 2019), the 593rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 540th in 2019) and the 15th most popular German Mathematician.

C.G.J. Jacobi is most famous for his contributions to the field of mathematics, specifically the theory of elliptic functions.

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Among mathematicians, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 102 out of 823Before him are Christian Goldbach, Thomas Harriot, János Bolyai, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Gabriel Cramer, and Hippocrates of Chios. After him are Lodovico Ferrari, John Couch Adams, Thābit ibn Qurra, John Wallis, G. H. Hardy, and Meton of Athens.

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Among people born in 1804, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 18Before him are Richard Owen, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, John Deere, Mongkut, Marie Taglioni, and Eugène Sue. After him are Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily, Carl von Rokitansky, Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora, and Ludwig von Benedek. Among people deceased in 1851, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 10Before him are Louis Daguerre, Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, Karl Drais, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, and Princess Augusta of Bavaria. After him are Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Manuel Godoy, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Gaspare Spontini, Rama III, and John James Audubon.

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Among people born in Germany, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 593 out of 6,142Before him are Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1819), Nina Hagen (1955), Albert, King of Sweden (1340), Georg Jellinek (1851), Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1879), and Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1817). After him are Felix Hoffmann (1868), Oliver Kahn (1969), Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria (1801), Werner Sombart (1863), Edith Frank (1900), and Georg Büchner (1813).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 15Before him are Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Richard Dedekind (1831), Regiomontanus (1436), Alexander Grothendieck (1928), Friedrich Bessel (1784), and Felix Klein (1849). After him are Christopher Clavius (1538), Hermann Weyl (1885), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), Robert Aumann (1930), Johannes Trithemius (1462), and Ernst Zermelo (1871).