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 1,523,921 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). George Dantzig is the 17th most popular computer scientist (up from 19th in 2019), the 1,465th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,515th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, George Dantzig ranks 17 out of 205Before him are Linus Torvalds, Edgar F. Codd, Ken Thompson, Ray Kurzweil, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, and Vint Cerf. After him are Larry Page, Alan Kay, Marvin Minsky, John Backus, Sergey Brin, and Leonard Kleinrock.

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Among people born in 1914, George Dantzig ranks 48Before him are Raymond Davis Jr., William Westmoreland, Alan Hodgkin, Rafael Kubelík, Mario Bava, and Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover. After him are Norman Borlaug, Jan Karski, María Félix, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Birabongse Bhanudej, and Max Manus. Among people deceased in 2005, George Dantzig ranks 53Before him are Rosemary Kennedy, Peter Benenson, Robert Moog, Ephraim Kishon, William Westmoreland, and Gnassingbé Eyadéma. After him are Emmanuelle Arsan, Arman, Consuelo Velázquez, Will Eisner, Henry Taube, and Barbara Bel Geddes.

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Among people born in United States, George Dantzig ranks 1,465 out of 15,968Before him are Edwin S. Porter (1870), Norman Reedus (1969), George Papandreou (1952), Betty White (1922), Gordon Moore (1929), and William Styron (1925). After him are Leslie Groves (1896), Paul Flory (1910), George Stigler (1911), Christine Baranski (1952), Patrick Dempsey (1966), and Norman Mailer (1923).


Among computer scientists born in United States, George Dantzig ranks 10Before him are Donald Knuth (1938), John McCarthy (1927), Ken Thompson (1943), Ray Kurzweil (1948), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), and Vint Cerf (1943). After him are Larry Page (1973), Alan Kay (1940), Marvin Minsky (1927), John Backus (1924), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), and Dorothy Vaughan (1910).