Carl Ludwig Siegel

1896 - 1981

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Carl Ludwig Siegel (31 December 1896 – 4 April 1981) was a German mathematician specialising in analytic number theory. He is known for, amongst other things, his contributions to the Thue–Siegel–Roth theorem in Diophantine approximation, Siegel's method, Siegel's lemma and the Siegel mass formula for quadratic forms. He was named as one of the most important mathematicians of the 20th century.André Weil, without hesitation, named Siegel as the greatest mathematician of the first half of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Ludwig Siegel has received more than 98,811 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Carl Ludwig Siegel is the 355th most popular mathematician (up from 398th in 2019), the 2,334th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,113th in 2019) and the 41st most popular German Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Carl Ludwig Siegel ranks 355 out of 828Before him are Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Viggo Brun, Paul Émile Appell, Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, Grigory Margulis, and Gemma Frisius. After him are Shing-Tung Yau, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, John G. Kemeny, Pierre Deligne, and Paul Lévy.

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Among people born in 1896, Carl Ludwig Siegel ranks 104Before him are Anandamayi Ma, Józef Czapski, Carl Zuckmayer, Princess Maria Bona of Savoy-Genoa, Faina Ranevskaya, and Ivan Yefimovich Petrov. After him are Fritz Heider, Hans Cramer, Heimito von Doderer, Erich Hückel, Zygmunt Berling, and Ieronim Uborevich. Among people deceased in 1981, Carl Ludwig Siegel ranks 77Before him are Giuseppe Pella, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Gloria Grahame, Ross Martin, and Nargis. After him are Helmut Gröttrup, Victor Kugler, Ferruccio Parri, Jean Eustache, Glauber Rocha, and Ziaur Rahman.

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Among people born in Germany, Carl Ludwig Siegel ranks 2,334 out of 5,289Before him are Franz Abt (1819), Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve (1638), Conrad Moench (1744), Götz George (1938), Hans Delbrück (1848), and Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1653). After him are Oscar Hertwig (1849), Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1636), Eduard Rüppell (1794), Helmut Gröttrup (1916), Georg August Goldfuss (1782), and Norbert Burgmüller (1810).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Carl Ludwig Siegel ranks 41Before him are Julius Plücker (1801), Nicholas Mercator (1620), Andreas Osiander (1498), Felix Bernstein (1878), Gerhard Gentzen (1909), and Philipp Ludwig von Seidel (1821). After him are Helmut Hasse (1898), Abraham Fraenkel (1891), Hermann Hankel (1839), Ernst Schröder (1841), Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach (1800), and Hans Freudenthal (1905).