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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 1,729,107 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). George Dantzig is the 10th most popular computer scientist (up from 17th in 2019), the 987th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,464th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, George Dantzig ranks 10 out of 201Before him are Richard Stallman, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Dennis Ritchie, Donald Knuth, Edsger W. Dijkstra, and Niklaus Wirth. After him are Linus Torvalds, John McCarthy, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Vint Cerf, and Edgar F. Codd.

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Among people born in 1914, George Dantzig ranks 29Before him are Joe Louis, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Desmond Llewelyn, Karl Carstens, Joe DiMaggio, and Philippe Ariès. After him are Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Robert Wise, Peter Townsend, Louis, Prince Napoléon, Etty Hillesum, and Gino Bartali. Among people deceased in 2005, George Dantzig ranks 37Before him are Maria Schell, Max Schmeling, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Bancroft, Joseph Rotblat, and Ibrahim Ferrer. After him are Lucien Laurent, Robert Wise, Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, Ahmed Deedat, and John Fowles.

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Among people born in United States, George Dantzig ranks 987 out of 18,182Before him are Blake Edwards (1922), Charles Cooley (1864), Dave Brubeck (1920), Matt Groening (1954), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), and L. Frank Baum (1856). After him are Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), Winona Ryder (1971), Frederick Herzberg (1923), Cyndi Lauper (1953), Richard Thaler (1945), and Vera Rubin (1928).


Among computer scientists born in United States, George Dantzig ranks 5Before him are Grace Hopper (1906), Richard Stallman (1953), Dennis Ritchie (1941), and Donald Knuth (1938). After him are John McCarthy (1927), Larry Page (1973), Vint Cerf (1943), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), Ray Kurzweil (1948), Ken Thompson (1943), and Dorothy Vaughan (1910).