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Edmund Landau

1877 - 1938

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Edmund Georg Hermann Landau (14 February 1877 – 19 February 1938) was a German mathematician who worked in the fields of number theory and complex analysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edmund Landau has received more than 227,664 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Edmund Landau is the 313th most popular mathematician (down from 258th in 2019), the 2,138th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,661st in 2019) and the 36th most popular German Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Edmund Landau ranks 313 out of 823Before him are Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam, Georg Alexander Pick, Paul Cohen, Giambattista Benedetti, Lev Pontryagin, and Oronce Finé. After him are Shing-Tung Yau, Kiyosi Itô, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant, Abū Sahl al-Qūhī, Frank P. Ramsey, and Gaston Julia.

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Among people born in 1877, Edmund Landau ranks 59Before him are James Montgomery Flagg, Edmond Locard, Wilhelm Adam, Frank Marshall, Garrett Morgan, and Henri Breuil. After him are Max Factor, Vladimir Minorsky, Princess Mathilde of Bavaria, Oscar Milosz, Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, and Ivy Lee. Among people deceased in 1938, Edmund Landau ranks 81Before him are King Oliver, Emile Vandervelde, Otto von Lossow, Christen C. Raunkiær, Cao Kun, and Francis Jammes. After him are Max Factor, Ante Trumbić, William Henry Pickering, Octavian Goga, Émile Cohl, and George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven.

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Among people born in Germany, Edmund Landau ranks 2,138 out of 6,142Before him are Martin Sandberger (1911), Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905), Fredrik Pacius (1809), August Leskien (1840), Johann David Heinichen (1683), and Eduard, Duke of Anhalt (1861). After him are Franz von Lenbach (1836), Rudolf Lange (1910), Hans Wilsdorf (1881), Franz Müntefering (1940), Claus Schilling (1871), and Hermann Schlegel (1804).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Edmund Landau ranks 36Before him are Gotthold Eisenstein (1823), Adolf Hurwitz (1859), Julius Plücker (1801), Nicholas Mercator (1620), Carl David Tolmé Runge (1856), and Wilhelm Ackermann (1896). After him are Philipp Ludwig von Seidel (1821), Gerhard Gentzen (1909), Felix Bernstein (1878), Thomas Fincke (1561), Michael Maestlin (1550), and Carl Ludwig Siegel (1896).