Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus

1651 - 1708

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Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus (or Tschirnhauß, German: [ˈeːʁənˌfʁiːt ˈwaltɐ fɔn ˈt͡ʃiːɐ̯nhaʊs]; 10 April 1651 – 11 October 1708) was a German mathematician, physicist, physician, and philosopher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus has received more than 65,033 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus is the 181st most popular mathematician (down from 118th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Poland (down from 144th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Polish Mathematician.

Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus is most famous for his work on the theory of electricity. He was the first to realize that electricity was a form of energy, and he was the first to use the word "electricity" in its modern sense.

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Among mathematicians, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus ranks 181 out of 828Before him are Jean-Pierre Serre, René Thom, Vladimir Arnold, Nicomachus, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, and Antoine Augustin Cournot. After him are Jean Gaston Darboux, Richard von Mises, Laurent Schwartz, Paul Guldin, Jakob Steiner, and Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre.

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Among people born in 1651, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus ranks 6Before him are Margaret Theresa of Spain, François Fénelon, Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, William Dampier, and Natalya Naryshkina. After him are Engelbert Kaempfer, Madame d'Aulnoy, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Charles II, Elector Palatine, William VII, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Johann Krieger. Among people deceased in 1708, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus ranks 6Before him are Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Guru Gobind Singh, and Prince George of Denmark. After him are Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Seki Takakazu, Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, John Blow, Ludolf Bakhuizen, and Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

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Among people born in Poland, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus ranks 231 out of 1,231Before him are Alice Miller (1923), Moritz Moszkowski (1854), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Stanislaus Kostka (1550), and Albert Barillé (1920). After him are Casimir I the Restorer (1016), Hans Modrow (1928), Otto Mueller (1874), Georg Forster (1754), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), and Henryk Szeryng (1918).


Among mathematicians born in Poland, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus ranks 10Before him are Marian Rejewski (1905), Ernst Kummer (1810), Wacław Sierpiński (1882), Hermann Schwarz (1843), Hermann Grassmann (1809), and Felix Hausdorff (1868). After him are Kazimierz Kuratowski (1896), Alfred Korzybski (1879), Hugo Steinhaus (1887), Vitello (1230), Theodor Kaluza (1885), and Richard Courant (1888).