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Christian Goldbach

1690 - 1764

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Christian Goldbach (; German: [ˈɡɔltbax]; 18 March 1690 – 20 November 1764) was a German 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 129,278 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Christian Goldbach is the 96th most popular mathematician (down from 87th in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from Russia (down from 168th in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among mathematicians, Christian Goldbach ranks 96 out of 823Before him are Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Émilie du Châtelet, Stefan Banach, Leopold Kronecker, Siméon Denis Poisson, and Pierre Louis Maupertuis. After him are Thomas Harriot, János Bolyai, Jean-Victor Poncelet, Gabriel Cramer, Hippocrates of Chios, and Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi.

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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, Francesco Maria Veracini, Joseph Johann Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein, Edward Low, Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano, Nicolas Lancret, Patrona Halil, and Peter Tordenskjold. 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, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann Mattheson, Erik Pontoppidan, Francesco Algarotti, and William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire.

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Among people born in Russia, Christian Goldbach ranks 192 out of 3,262Before him are Maya Plisetskaya (1925), Anastasia Romanovna (1530), Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Vladimir Solovyov (1853), and Ivan Shishkin (1832). After him are Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia (1891), Vasily Stalin (1921), Nikolai Vavilov (1887), Natalia Goncharova (1881), Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (1853), and Yakov Sverdlov (1885).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Christian Goldbach ranks 7Before him are David Hilbert (1862), Georg Cantor (1845), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), and Alexander Friedmann (1888). After him are Grigori Perelman (1966), Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Andrey Markov (1856), Aleksandr Lyapunov (1857), Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), and Pavel Alexandrov (1896).