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Caspar Wessel

1745 - 1818

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Caspar Wessel (8 June 1745, Vestby – 25 March 1818, Copenhagen) was a Danish–Norwegian mathematician and cartographer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caspar Wessel has received more than 64,021 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Caspar Wessel is the 399th most popular mathematician (down from 299th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Norway (down from 116th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Norwegian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Caspar Wessel ranks 399 out of 823Before him are Jacques Tits, Alfred J. Lotka, Ignazio Danti, Henri Brocard, Ibn Sahl, and Qin Jiushao. After him are Lennart Carleson, Helmut Hasse, Grigory Margulis, Ernst Schröder, Hendrik C. van de Hulst, and Bruno Abakanowicz.

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Among people born in 1745, Caspar Wessel ranks 30Before him are Johann Hieronymus Schröter, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Gim Hongdo, Maxim Berezovsky, Johann Peter Frank, and Bodawpaya. After him are Antonio José Cavanilles, Isaac Titsingh, Inō Tadataka, François-Jean de la Barre, Madhavrao I, and Johann Anton Güldenstädt. Among people deceased in 1818, Caspar Wessel ranks 25Before him are Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Leopold Koželuch, Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg, Marcello Bacciarelli, and Herman Willem Daendels. After him are Anne Vallayer-Coster, Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Inō Tadataka, Matvei Platov, Olof Swartz, and Nicolas Isouard.

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Among people born in Norway, Caspar Wessel ranks 146 out of 927Before him are Anne Holt (1958), Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836), Karin Fossum (1954), Carl Anton Larsen (1860), Johan Nygaardsvold (1879), and Ingeborg of Norway (1301). After him are Hans Gude (1825), Petter Dass (1647), Hans Aanrud (1863), Peter Tordenskjold (1690), Jon Fosse (1959), and Viggo Brun (1885).


Among mathematicians born in Norway, Caspar Wessel ranks 6Before him are Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Sophus Lie (1842), Atle Selberg (1917), Peter Ludwig Mejdell Sylow (1832), and Cato Maximilian Guldberg (1836). After him are Viggo Brun (1885), Thoralf Skolem (1887), Axel Thue (1863), Bernt Michael Holmboe (1795), Carl Størmer (1874), and Øystein Ore (1899).