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 514,832 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi is the 99th most popular mathematician (down from 91st in 2019), the 540th most popular biography from Germany (down from 444th 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 99 out of 828Before him are Paul Erdős, Anthemius of Tralles, Isaac Barrow, János Bolyai, Alexander Grothendieck, and Josef Stefan. After him are Leopold Kronecker, Stefan Banach, Thomas Harriot, Christopher Clavius, John Couch Adams, and Jean-Victor Poncelet.

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Among people born in 1804, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 16Before him are Allan Kardec, Franklin Pierce, Mongkut, Richard Owen, Marie Taglioni, and John Deere. After him are Eugène Sue, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johan Ludvig Runeberg, Carl von Rokitansky, and Princess Luisa Carlotta of Naples and Sicily. Among people deceased in 1851, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 9Before him are Louis Daguerre, J. M. W. Turner, Marie Thérèse of France, James Fenimore Cooper, Karl Drais, and Jean-de-Dieu Soult. After him are Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Manuel Godoy, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Gaspare Spontini, and Rama III.

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Among people born in Germany, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 540 out of 5,289Before him are Otto Strasser (1897), Hans von Seeckt (1866), Otto Rehhagel (1938), Kurt Schwitters (1887), Carl Ritter (1779), and Klaus Mann (1906). After him are Aby Warburg (1866), Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743), Hugh of Saint Victor (1096), Karl-Otto Koch (1897), Theodor Schwann (1810), and Wilhelm Mohnke (1911).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi ranks 15Before him are August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Richard Dedekind (1831), Regiomontanus (1436), Felix Klein (1849), and Alexander Grothendieck (1928). After him are Christopher Clavius (1538), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), Hermann Weyl (1885), Johannes Trithemius (1462), Robert Aumann (1930), and Hermann of Reichenau (1013).