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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 148,775 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Ferdinand Georg Frobenius is the 220th most popular mathematician (down from 212th in 2019), the 1,414th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,375th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 220 out of 823Before him are Pedro Nunes, Hugo Steinhaus, Menaechmus, John Charles Fields, Gilles de Roberval, and Nikolay Bogolyubov. After him are Seymour Papert, Lloyd Shapley, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Thomas Abbt, L. E. J. Brouwer, and Kazimierz Kuratowski.

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Among people born in 1849, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 30Before him are Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, Archduchess Mathilda of Austria, Lord Randolph Churchill, Empress Shōken, Joseph Gallieni, and Saionji Kinmochi. After him are Michael Ancher, W. T. Stead, Basil Zaharoff, Paul Rée, Jean Béraud, and Maria Theresa of Austria-Este. Among people deceased in 1917, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 27Before him are Dadabhai Naoroji, Liliʻuokalani, Jean Gaston Darboux, Radomir Putnik, Léon Bloy, and Adolph Wagner. After him are Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, Hugo Simberg, Maximilian von Prittwitz, Gustav von Schmoller, Georges Guynemer, and Mendele Mocher Sforim.

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Among people born in Germany, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 1,414 out of 6,142Before him are Hermann Alexander Diels (1848), Mary Wigman (1886), Fritz Pfeffer (1889), Heinrich Schwabe (1789), Franz Oppenheimer (1864), and Widukind of Corvey (925). After him are Leonhart Fuchs (1501), Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia (1860), Horst Ludwig Störmer (1949), Christian Friedrich Schönbein (1799), Vasily Radlov (1837), and Hans Vaihinger (1852).


Among mathematicians born in Germany, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius ranks 25Before him are Robert Aumann (1930), Johannes Trithemius (1462), Ernst Zermelo (1871), Hermann of Reichenau (1013), Maria Reiche (1903), and Constantin Carathéodory (1873). After him are Thomas Abbt (1738), Eduard Heine (1821), Michael Stifel (1487), Andreas Osiander (1498), Gotthold Eisenstein (1823), and Adolf Hurwitz (1859).