Ferdinand von Lindemann

1852 - 1939

Ferdinand von Lindemann

Carl Louis Ferdinand von Lindemann (April 12, 1852 – March 6, 1939) was a German mathematician, noted for his proof, published in 1882, that π (pi) is a transcendental number, meaning it is not a root of any polynomial with rational coefficients. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferdinand von Lindemann has received more than 94,758 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 113th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Ferdinand von Lindemann ranks 113 out of 746Before him are Jean-Victor Poncelet, Lodovico Ferrari, Brook Taylor, Hippocrates of Chios, Leonid Kantorovich, and Anthemius of Tralles. After him are Olga Ladyzhenskaya, Robert Aumann, Alexis Clairaut, John Couch Adams, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, and Katherine Johnson.

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Among people born in 1852, Ferdinand von Lindemann ranks 16Before him are Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Francisco Tárrega, Joseph Joffre, Charles Taze Russell, Alice Liddell, and William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. After him are Julius Richard Petri, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, H. H. Asquith, and Constantin Fehrenbach. Among people deceased in 1939, Ferdinand von Lindemann ranks 18Before him are Karl Radek, Matthias Sindelar, Anthony Fokker, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, Philipp Scheidemann, and Edward Sapir. After him are Antonio Machado, Douglas Fairbanks, Alexander Yegorov, Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Otto Rank, and Ernst Toller.

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Among people born in Germany, Ferdinand von Lindemann ranks 597 out of 3,763Before him are Hugo Boss (1885), Theodor Morell (1886), Reinhard Gehlen (1902), Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1786), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), and Karl-Otto Koch (1897). After him are George V of Hanover (1819), Werner Forssmann (1904), Julius Lothar Meyer (1830), Michael Praetorius (1571), Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1858), and Rudolf Bultmann (1884).