George Dantzig

1914 - 2005

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George Bernard Dantzig (; November 8, 1914 – May 13, 2005) was an American mathematical scientist who made contributions to industrial engineering, operations research, computer science, economics, and statistics. Dantzig is known for his development of the simplex algorithm, an algorithm for solving linear programming problems, and for his other work with linear programming. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Dantzig has received more than 1,935,445 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). George Dantzig is the 16th most popular computer scientist (down from 10th in 2019), the 1,301st most popular biography from United States (down from 987th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, George Dantzig ranks 16 out of 245Before him are Lotfi A. Zadeh, Linus Torvalds, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Edgar F. Codd, Marvin Minsky, and Ivan Sutherland. After him are Ray Kurzweil, John Backus, Ken Thompson, Dorothy Vaughan, Vint Cerf, and Guido van Rossum.

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Among people born in 1914, George Dantzig ranks 42Before him are Gino Colaussi, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Max Perutz, Tyrone Power, Vjekoslav Luburić, and Dylan Thomas. After him are Asger Jorn, María Félix, Jean Tatlock, Boris Christoff, Peter Townsend, and Pavle, Serbian Patriarch. Among people deceased in 2005, George Dantzig ranks 41Before him are Ahmed Deedat, Maria Schell, Mary Jackson, Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, and John Fowles. After him are Philip Johnson, Rosemary Kennedy, Ephraim Kishon, Wim Duisenberg, Emmanuelle Arsan, and Ibrahim Ferrer.

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Among people born in United States, George Dantzig ranks 1,301 out of 20,380Before him are Guy Williams (1924), Danny Aiello (1933), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), John Fenn (1917), Robert Taylor (1911), and Alyson Hannigan (1974). After him are Steven Chu (1948), Chyna (1969), William Randolph Hearst (1863), Chris Columbus (1958), Owen Wilson (1968), and Dionne Warwick (1940).


Among computer scientists born in United States, George Dantzig ranks 9Before him are Dennis Ritchie (1941), Donald Knuth (1938), John McCarthy (1927), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), Marvin Minsky (1927), and Ivan Sutherland (1938). After him are Ray Kurzweil (1948), John Backus (1924), Ken Thompson (1943), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Vint Cerf (1943), and Alan Kay (1940).