Christian Goldbach

1690 - 1764

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Christian Goldbach (; German: [ˈɡɔltbax]; 18 March 1690 – 20 November 1764) was a Prussian mathematician connected with some important research mainly in number theory; he also studied law and took an interest in and a role in the Russian court. After traveling around Europe in his early life, he landed in Russia in 1725 as a professor at the newly founded Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Goldbach jointly led the Academy in 1737. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Goldbach has received more than 160,705 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Christian Goldbach is the 102nd most popular mathematician (down from 97th in 2019), the 200th most popular biography from Russia (down from 191st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Mathematician.

Christian Goldbach is most famous for his conjecture that every even number greater than 2 can be expressed as the sum of two prime numbers.

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Over the past year Christian Goldbach has had the most page views in the with 26,725 views, followed by Spanish (7,136), and French (7,128). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (571.56%), Ukrainian (248.00%), and Danish (106.60%)


Among mathematicians, Christian Goldbach ranks 102 out of 1,004Before him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Thābit ibn Qurra, Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Isaac Barrow, Grigori Perelman, and Joan Clarke. After him are Willebrord Snellius, Thomas Harriot, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Charles Hermite, Paul Ehrenfest, and John Wallis.

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Among people born in 1690, Christian Goldbach ranks 2Before him is Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia. After him are Leonardo Vinci, Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Ernst Johann von Biron, Nicolas Lancret, Francesco Maria Veracini, Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano, Joseph Johann Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein, Patrona Halil, Edward Low, and Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel. Among people deceased in 1764, Christian Goldbach ranks 5Before him are Madame de Pompadour, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Ivan VI of Russia, and William Hogarth. After him are Pietro Locatelli, Johann Mattheson, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Erik Pontoppidan, Francesco Algarotti, and William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire.

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Among people born in Russia, Christian Goldbach ranks 200 out of 3,761Before him are Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882), Valery Gerasimov (1955), Vasily Smyslov (1921), and Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690). After him are Anna Netrebko (1971), Vasily II of Moscow (1415), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Vasily Stalin (1921), Nikolai Vavilov (1887), and Mikhail Suslov (1902).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Christian Goldbach ranks 8Before him are Georg Cantor (1845), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Alexander Friedmann (1888), and Grigori Perelman (1966). After him are Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Andrey Markov (1856), Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (1943), and Lev Pontryagin (1908).