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Edward Waring

1736 - 1798

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Edward Waring (c. 1736 – 15 August 1798) was a British mathematician. He entered Magdalene College, Cambridge as a sizar and became Senior wrangler in 1757. He was elected a Fellow of Magdalene and in 1760 Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, holding the chair until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Waring has received more than 70,625 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Edward Waring is the 336th most popular mathematician (up from 381st in 2019), the 1,703rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,875th in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Edward Waring ranks 336 out of 823Before him are Jean Dieudonné, Guidobaldo del Monte, Richard Courant, George Green, Gerhard Gentzen, and Abraham Wald. After him are Felix Bernstein, Jesse Douglas, Pietro Cataldi, Richard Hamming, Paul Lévy, and William Sealy Gosset.

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Among people born in 1736, Edward Waring ranks 14Before him are Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Rudolf Erich Raspe, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, and Friedrich Kasimir Medikus. After him are Anton Graff, Patrick Henry, Johannes Nikolaus Tetens, Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, Infanta Maria Ana Francisca of Portugal, and Daniel Morgan. Among people deceased in 1798, Edward Waring ranks 12Before him are Christian Gottlob Neefe, George Vancouver, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Heraclius II of Georgia, Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, and Infanta María Amalia of Spain. After him are Tarrare, Gaetano Pugnani, Johann Reinhold Forster, François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers, Christian Cannabich, and Antoine de Chézy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Waring ranks 1,703 out of 7,765Before him are Louise, Princess Royal (1867), Ed Sheeran (1991), Kate Sheppard (1848), Arthur Tansley (1871), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), and John French, 1st Earl of Ypres (1852). After him are Kenneth Grahame (1859), Charles Gray (1928), John Wetton (1949), Rupert Grint (1988), James Connolly (1868), and John Kerr (1824).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, Edward Waring ranks 35Before him are Peter Barlow (1776), William Jones (1675), Alan Baker (1939), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), Frank P. Ramsey (1903), and George Green (1793). After him are William Sealy Gosset (1876), James Stirling (1692), David Cox (1924), Ernest William Brown (1866), Thomas Wright (1711), and John Hadley (1682).