G. H. Hardy

1877 - 1947

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Godfrey Harold Hardy (7 February 1877 – 1 December 1947) was an English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis. In biology, he is known for the Hardy–Weinberg principle, a basic principle of population genetics. G. H. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of G. H. Hardy has received more than 1,721,019 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). G. H. Hardy is the 71st most popular mathematician (up from 79th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 327th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Mathematician.

G. H. Hardy is most famous for his work in pure mathematics. He was one of the few mathematicians to have ever reached the rank of a Fellow of the Royal Society and the first mathematician to be knighted.

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Among mathematicians, G. H. Hardy ranks 71 out of 828. Before him are Claude Shannon, Hermann Minkowski, Urbain Le Verrier, August Ferdinand Möbius, Friedrich Bessel, and Émilie du Châtelet. After him are Gaspard Monge, Richard Dedekind, Siméon Denis Poisson, Andrey Kolmogorov, Johann Heinrich Lambert, and Benoit Mandelbrot.

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Among people born in 1877, G. H. Hardy ranks 6Before him are Hermann Hesse, Isadora Duncan, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Hjalmar Schacht, and Wilhelm Frick. After him are Frederick Soddy, Charles Glover Barkla, Edgar Cayce, Muhammad Iqbal, Francis William Aston, and Joan Gamper. Among people deceased in 1947, G. H. Hardy ranks 17Before him are Jozef Tiso, Raoul Wallenberg, Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, George II of Greece, Alfred North Whitehead, and Ettore Bugatti. After him are Black Dahlia, Anton Denikin, Halford Mackinder, Karl Mannheim, Ernst Lubitsch, and Pierre Bonnard.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, G. H. Hardy ranks 306 out of 6,924. Before him are Jane Goodall (1934), Richard Trevithick (1771), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Syd Barrett (1946), Joseph Merrick (1862), and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901). After him are Patrick Stewart (1940), Jeremy Irons (1948), Eadweard Muybridge (1830), Ken Miles (1918), Angela Lansbury (1925), and Joseph Lister (1827).

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Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, G. H. Hardy ranks 6Before him are Bertrand Russell (1872), John Napier (1550), Ada Lovelace (1815), George Boole (1815), and Alfred North Whitehead (1861). After him are Isaac Barrow (1631), Thomas Harriot (1560), John Couch Adams (1819), John Wallis (1616), Brook Taylor (1685), and John Horton Conway (1937).