George Dantzig

1914 - 2005

George Dantzig

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 1,074,134 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 20th most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, George Dantzig ranks 19 out of 187Before him are Edgar F. Codd, Ray Kurzweil, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Ken Thompson, Vint Cerf, and Alan Kay. After him are John Backus, Larry Page, Dorothy Vaughan, Ivan Sutherland, Sergey Brin, and J. C. R. Licklider.

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Among people born in 1914, George Dantzig ranks 56Before him are Renato Dulbecco, Edward T. Hall, Martin Gardner, Carlo Maria Giulini, Norman Borlaug, and Pavle, Serbian Patriarch. After him are Francisco da Costa Gomes, James Van Allen, María Félix, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Creighton Abrams, and Jan Karski. Among people deceased in 2005, George Dantzig ranks 60Before him are Barbara Bel Geddes, Arman, Charly Gaul, Carlo Maria Giulini, Consuelo Velázquez, and Will Eisner. After him are Emmanuelle Arsan, Ba Jin, Yao Wenyuan, John Garang, Narriman Sadek, and Mary Jackson.

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Among people born in United States, George Dantzig ranks 1,515 out of 12,171Before him are William Daniel Phillips (1948), Rex Stout (1886), Walter Bradford Cannon (1871), Will Eisner (1917), Ethan Hawke (1970), and Mary Anderson (1862). After him are Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960), George Smoot (1945), Thornton Wilder (1897), Gene Roddenberry (1921), Chris Cornell (1964), and Harvey Cushing (1869).