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Gemma Frisius

1508 - 1555

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Gemma Frisius (; born Jemme Reinerszoon; December 9, 1508 – May 25, 1555) was a Dutch physician, mathematician, cartographer, philosopher, and instrument maker. He created important globes, improved the mathematical instruments of his day and applied mathematics in new ways to surveying and navigation. Gemma's rings are named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gemma Frisius has received more than 96,054 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Gemma Frisius is the 354th most popular mathematician (up from 365th in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 315th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Dutch Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Gemma Frisius ranks 354 out of 828Before him are Ignazio Danti, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Viggo Brun, Paul Émile Appell, Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, and Grigory Margulis. After him are Carl Ludwig Siegel, Shing-Tung Yau, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, John G. Kemeny, and Pierre Deligne.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1508, Gemma Frisius ranks 11Before him are Pieter Aertsen, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Primož Trubar, Marin Držić, and Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly.  Among people deceased in 1555, Gemma Frisius ranks 13Before him are Jacob Clemens non Papa, Oronce Finé, Pedro Mascarenhas, Heinrich Aldegrever, Herri met de Bles, and Thomas of Villanova. After him are Luis de Narváez, Luís of Portugal, Duke of Beja, Jan Mostaert, Justus Jonas, Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg, and Polydore Vergil.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Gemma Frisius ranks 346 out of 1,209Before him are Johannes Willebrands (1909), Danny Blind (1961), Floris II, Count of Holland (1091), Frits Philips (1905), Thomas de Keyser (1596), and Allaert van Everdingen (1621). After him are Franciscus Donders (1818), Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (1903), Titus Brandsma (1881), Samuel Goudsmit (1902), George Blake (1922), and Huub Stevens (1953).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In Netherlands

Among mathematicians born in Netherlands, Gemma Frisius ranks 5Before him are Willebrord Snellius (1580), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), Willem de Sitter (1872), and Isaac Beeckman (1588). After him are Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (1903), Auguste Kerckhoffs (1835), Hendrik C. van de Hulst (1918), Willem 's Gravesande (1688), Thomas Joannes Stieltjes (1856), and Arend Heyting (1898).