Ferdinand Georg Frobenius

1849 - 1917

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Ferdinand Georg Frobenius (26 October 1849 – 3 August 1917) was a German mathematician, best known for his contributions to the theory of elliptic functions, differential equations, number theory, and to group theory. He is known for the famous determinantal identities, known as Frobenius–Stickelberger formulae, governing elliptic functions, and for developing the theory of biquadratic forms. He was also the first to introduce the notion of rational approximations of functions (nowadays known as Padé approximants), and gave the first full proof for the Cayley–Hamilton theorem. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand Georg Frobenius has received more than 132,190 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Ferdinand Georg Frobenius is the 212th most popular mathematician (up from 221st in 2019), the 1,375th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,212th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 212 out of 828Before him are S. R. Ranganathan, Giovanni Ceva, Gilles de Roberval, Theodorus of Cyrene, Sam Loyd, and Seymour Papert. After him are Lars Ahlfors, Mary Jackson, Paolo Ruffini, Xu Guangqi, Michel Chasles, and Henry Briggs.

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Among people born in 1849, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 25Before him are Basil Zaharoff, Hugo Riemann, Nogi Maresuke, Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Armand Peugeot, and Vera Zasulich. After him are Saionji Kinmochi, Lord Randolph Churchill, Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, Wilhelm Voigt, Empress Shōken, and Georg Luger. Among people deceased in 1917, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 27Before him are Léon Bloy, Jean Gaston Darboux, Adolph Wagner, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Ranavalona III, and Mendele Mocher Sforim. After him are Hugo Simberg, Kristian Birkeland, Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, Maximilian von Prittwitz, Georges Guynemer, and Dadabhai Naoroji.

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Among people born in Germany, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 1,375 out of 5,289Before him are Christian Albert, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (1641), Hans Aumeier (1906), Tarkan (1972), Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577), Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796), and Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt (1765). After him are Salvian (405), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1814), Johann Rattenhuber (1897), Hans Werner Henze (1926), and Karl Richard Lepsius (1810).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 25Before him are Johannes Trithemius (1462), Robert Aumann (1930), Hermann of Reichenau (1013), Ernst Zermelo (1871), Constantin Carathéodory (1873), and Thomas Abbt (1738). After him are Maria Reiche (1903), Michael Maestlin (1550), Michael Stifel (1487), Gotthold Eisenstein (1823), Edmund Landau (1877), and Wilhelm Ackermann (1896).