Felix Bernstein

1878 - 1956

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Felix Bernstein (24 February 1878 in Halle, Germany – 3 December 1956 in Zürich, Switzerland), was a German Jewish mathematician known for proving in 1896 the Schröder–Bernstein theorem, a central result in set theory,: 5–6  and less well known for demonstrating in 1924 the correct blood group inheritance pattern of multiple alleles at one locus through statistical analysis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felix Bernstein has received more than 12,346 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Felix Bernstein is the 337th most popular mathematician (down from 319th in 2019), the 2,307th most popular biography from Germany (down from 2,151st in 2019) and the 39th most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Felix Bernstein ranks 337 out of 823Before him are Guidobaldo del Monte, Richard Courant, George Green, Gerhard Gentzen, Abraham Wald, and Edward Waring. After him are Jesse Douglas, Pietro Cataldi, Richard Hamming, Paul Lévy, William Sealy Gosset, and Thomas Fincke.

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Among people born in 1878, Felix Bernstein ranks 73Before him are Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, Carl Sandburg, Erich Mühsam, Jack Johnson, and Ernest King. After him are Ulrich Graf, Jorge Ubico, Myer Prinstein, Edward Kasner, Zabel Yesayan, and José Miaja. Among people deceased in 1956, Felix Bernstein ranks 81Before him are Helmer Hanssen, Ernest King, Ludwig Klages, Julien Benda, Mikheil Gelovani, and Hermann Abendroth. After him are George Sarton, Jean Metzinger, Evelyn Beatrice Hall, Vladimir Obruchev, Victor Young, and Walter Gieseking.

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Among people born in Germany, Felix Bernstein ranks 2,307 out of 6,142Before him are Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden (1704), Jacob Christian Schäffer (1718), Prince William of Hesse-Kassel (1787), Hans Albers (1891), Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1794), and Adolf von Henselt (1814). After him are Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1814), Count Palatine Francis Louis of Neuburg (1664), Hans Riegel (1923), Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (1794), Eugen Ritter von Schobert (1883), and Albert of Saxony (1316).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Felix Bernstein ranks 39Before him are Nicholas Mercator (1620), Carl David Tolmé Runge (1856), Wilhelm Ackermann (1896), Edmund Landau (1877), Philipp Ludwig von Seidel (1821), and Gerhard Gentzen (1909). After him are Thomas Fincke (1561), Michael Maestlin (1550), Carl Ludwig Siegel (1896), Karl Wilhelm Feuerbach (1800), Elwin Bruno Christoffel (1829), and Abraham Fraenkel (1891).