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Ernst Zermelo

1871 - 1953

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Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Zermelo (, German: [tsɛɐ̯ˈmeːlo]; 27 July 1871 – 21 May 1953) was a German logician and mathematician, whose work has major implications for the foundations of mathematics. He is known for his role in developing Zermelo–Fraenkel axiomatic set theory and his proof of the well-ordering theorem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernst Zermelo has received more than 201,992 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernst Zermelo is the 156th most popular mathematician (down from 148th in 2019), the 987th most popular biography from Germany (down from 900th in 2019) and the 21st most popular German Mathematician.

Ernst Zermelo was a mathematician who is most famous for his work in set theory and the Zermelo-Fraenkel axioms.

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Among mathematicians, Ernst Zermelo ranks 156 out of 823Before him are Harald Bohr, Nicomachus, Hermann Grassmann, Zoia Ceaușescu, Gabriel Lamé, and Paul Ehrenfest. After him are Hermann of Reichenau, Étienne Bézout, Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Mary Jackson, Rafael Bombelli, and Jost Bürgi.

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Among people born in 1871, Ernst Zermelo ranks 29Before him are Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia, Maurice Garin, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Stjepan Radić, Cordell Hull, and Stephen Crane. After him are William Stern, Leonid Andreyev, Walter Bradford Cannon, Lyonel Feininger, Princess Hélène of Orléans, and Willem Mengelberg. Among people deceased in 1953, Ernst Zermelo ranks 26Before him are Erich Mendelsohn, Richard Walther Darré, Lionel Logue, Hugo Sperrle, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, and Alice Prin. After him are Vsevolod Pudovkin, Hans Reichenbach, Dylan Thomas, Ludwig Prandtl, Richard von Mises, and Nikolay Zelinsky.

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Among people born in Germany, Ernst Zermelo ranks 987 out of 6,142Before him are Godigisel (359), Alfred von Waldersee (1832), Christian Thomasius (1655), Berti Vogts (1946), Conrad Schumann (1942), and Henry II, Duke of Austria (1107). After him are August Wilhelm von Hofmann (1818), Ernst Heinkel (1888), Ludwig Guttmann (1899), Theodor W. Hänsch (1941), Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine (1823), and Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1854).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Ernst Zermelo ranks 21Before him are Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804), Christopher Clavius (1538), Hermann Weyl (1885), Ferdinand von Lindemann (1852), Robert Aumann (1930), and Johannes Trithemius (1462). After him are Hermann of Reichenau (1013), Maria Reiche (1903), Constantin Carathéodory (1873), Ferdinand Georg Frobenius (1849), Thomas Abbt (1738), and Eduard Heine (1821).