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Emmy Noether

1882 - 1935

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Amalie Emmy Noether (US: , UK: ; German: [ˈnøːtɐ]; 23 March 1882 – 14 April 1935) was a German mathematician who made many important contributions to abstract algebra. She discovered Noether's First and Second Theorem, which are fundamental in mathematical physics. She was described by Pavel Alexandrov, Albert Einstein, Jean Dieudonné, Hermann Weyl and Norbert Wiener as the most important woman in the history of mathematics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emmy Noether has received more than 1,608,677 page views. Her biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Emmy Noether is the 43rd most popular mathematician (down from 40th in 2019), the 186th most popular biography from Germany (down from 177th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Mathematician.

Emmy Noether is most famous for her contributions to abstract algebra and theoretical physics. She was the first woman to be awarded a full professorship at the University of Göttingen in Germany.

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Among mathematicians, Emmy Noether ranks 43 out of 823Before her are Ada Lovelace, Gottlob Frege, Niels Henrik Abel, Apollonius of Perga, Archytas, and Johann Bernoulli. After her are Charles Sanders Peirce, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Sophie Germain, Claude Shannon, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, and Norbert Wiener.

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Among people born in 1882, Emmy Noether ranks 14Before her are Sigrid Undset, Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Georgi Dimitrov, Max Born, and Ion Antonescu. After her are Günther von Kluge, Melanie Klein, Kurt von Schleicher, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Umberto Boccioni, and Edward Hopper. Among people deceased in 1935, Emmy Noether ranks 7Before her are Kazimir Malevich, Alfred Dreyfus, Fernando Pessoa, T. E. Lawrence, Józef Piłsudski, and Paul Signac. After her are Arthur Henderson, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Alban Berg, Astrid of Sweden, André Citroën, and Auguste Escoffier.

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Among people born in Germany, Emmy Noether ranks 186 out of 6,142Before her are Olaf Scholz (1958), Arnulf of Carinthia (850), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886), Max Born (1882), Augustus III of Poland (1696), and Caroline of Ansbach (1683). After her are Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ilse Koch (1906), Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (1800), Hans Holbein the Younger (1497), Edith Stein (1891), and Philip Melanchthon (1497).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Emmy Noether ranks 6Before her are Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805), and Gottlob Frege (1848). After her are Karl Weierstrass (1815), August Ferdinand Möbius (1790), Ludolph van Ceulen (1540), Richard Dedekind (1831), Regiomontanus (1436), and Alexander Grothendieck (1928).