Georg Mohr

1640 - 1697

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Jørgen Mohr (Latinised Georg(ius) Mohr; 1 April 1640 – 26 January 1697) was a Danish mathematician, known for being the first to prove the Mohr–Mascheroni theorem, which states that any geometric construction which can be done with compass and straightedge can also be done with compasses alone. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Mohr has received more than 24,944 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Georg Mohr is the 496th most popular mathematician (down from 427th in 2019), the 326th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 279th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Georg Mohr ranks 496 out of 823Before him are Willem 's Gravesande, Johannes de Muris, John Pell, Giovanni Antonio Magini, Jacques Herbrand, and Louis Bachelier. After him are Jacques Ozanam, Frigyes Riesz, Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, W. V. D. Hodge, William Kingdon Clifford, and Charles Proteus Steinmetz.

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Among people born in 1640, Georg Mohr ranks 17Before him are Philippe de La Hire, Antoine Coysevox, Abraham Mignon, Mariana Alcoforado, Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, and Willem de Vlamingh. After him are Jacques Ozanam, Claude Fleury, Gerard de Lairesse, Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester, Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and John Mayow. Among people deceased in 1697, Georg Mohr ranks 9Before him are Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland, Nicolaus Bruhns, Galdan Boshugtu Khan, Frederick Charles, Duke of Württemberg-Winnental, António Vieira, and Gregorio Barbarigo. After him are John Aubrey, Johann Adolf I, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, Filippo Baldinucci, and Jan de Bray.

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Among people born in Denmark, Georg Mohr ranks 326 out of 893Before him are Emil Aarestrup (1800), Eugen Schmidt (1862), Henning Carlsen (1927), Jakob Nielsen (1957), Jens Jacob Asmussen Worsaae (1821), and Sophus Nielsen (1888). After him are Conrad Malte-Brun (1775), Frank Arnesen (1956), Julius Petersen (1839), August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1612), Peter Freuchen (1886), and Bjarne Riis (1964).


Among mathematicians born in Denmark, Georg Mohr ranks 5Before him are Harald Bohr (1887), Piet Hein (1905), Johan Jensen (1859), and Agner Krarup Erlang (1878). After him are Julius Petersen (1839), Jørgen Pedersen Gram (1850), and Poul Heegaard (1871).