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Gaston Julia

1893 - 1978

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Gaston Maurice Julia (3 February 1893 – 19 March 1978) was a French Algerian mathematician who devised the formula for the Julia set. His works were popularized by French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot; the Julia and Mandelbrot fractals are closely related. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaston Julia has received more than 165,469 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Gaston Julia is the 319th most popular mathematician (down from 272nd in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from Algeria (down from 45th in 2019) and the most popular Algerian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Gaston Julia ranks 319 out of 823Before him are Edmund Landau, Shing-Tung Yau, Kiyosi Itô, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant, Abū Sahl al-Qūhī, and Frank P. Ramsey. After him are Ernesto Cesàro, Theodor Kaluza, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Jacques Charles François Sturm, Isaac Beeckman, and Pierre Alphonse Laurent.

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Among people born in 1893, Gaston Julia ranks 93Before him are Nestor Lakoba, Armand Călinescu, Raymond Dart, Israel Joshua Singer, Marianne Brandt, and William Moulton Marston. After him are Miloš Crnjanski, Rahul Sankrityayan, Vera Brittain, George Ohsawa, Mikheil Gelovani, and José Calvo Sotelo. Among people deceased in 1978, Gaston Julia ranks 75Before him are Wadie Haddad, Leo Ryan, José Manuel Moreno, Max Mallowan, Joe Davis, and Pancho Vladigerov. After him are Max Decugis, Charles Best, Salvador de Madariaga, Karl Lennart Oesch, Samuel Goudsmit, and Jacques Bergier.

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Among people born in Algeria, Gaston Julia ranks 60 out of 184Before him are René Viviani (1862), Mohammed Dib (1920), Paul Masson (1876), Rabah Madjer (1958), Alphonse Juin (1888), and Adherbal (-200). After him are Isaac Alfasi (1013), Djamila Bouhired (1935), Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi (1787), Alain Mimoun (1921), Tony Gatlif (1948), and Rabah Bitat (1925).


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