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George Green

1793 - 1841

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George Green (14 July 1793 – 31 May 1841) was a British mathematical physicist who wrote An Essay on the Application of Mathematical Analysis to the Theories of Electricity and Magnetism in 1828. The essay introduced several important concepts, among them a theorem similar to the modern Green's theorem, the idea of potential functions as currently used in physics, and the concept of what are now called Green's functions. Green was the first person to create a mathematical theory of electricity and magnetism and his theory formed the foundation for the work of other scientists such as James Clerk Maxwell, William Thomson, and others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Green has received more than 58,816 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). George Green is the 333rd most popular mathematician (up from 337th in 2019), the 1,690th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,693rd in 2019) and the 34th most popular Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, George Green ranks 333 out of 823Before him are Sergei Sobolev, Kunihiko Kodaira, Charles-Eugène Delaunay, Jean Dieudonné, Guidobaldo del Monte, and Richard Courant. After him are Gerhard Gentzen, Abraham Wald, Edward Waring, Felix Bernstein, Jesse Douglas, and Pietro Cataldi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1793, George Green ranks 22Before him are Thomas Addison, Tokugawa Ieyoshi, Princess Caroline of Denmark, Karl Lachmann, Philipp Veit, and Baldomero Espartero. After him are James Dunlop, Mikhail Dmitrievich Gorchakov, Demetrios Ypsilantis, Pavel Pestel, Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, and Carl Jonas Love Almqvist. Among people deceased in 1841, George Green ranks 23Before him are Franz Xaver von Baader, Honoré V, Prince of Monaco, Tokugawa Ienari, Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde, Bertrand Barère, and Aloysius Bertrand. After him are Princess Augusta of Prussia, Peter Chanel, Bernhard Romberg, Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz, Jean Victoir Audouin, and Agustín Gamarra.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Green ranks 1,690 out of 7,765Before him are Havelock Ellis (1859), Clive Burr (1957), Archibald Leitch (1865), Alan Walker (1997), Mark Sykes (1879), and John Collier (1850). After him are Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841), Irvine Welsh (1957), Ernest Jones (1879), William Hamilton (1730), Samantha Eggar (1939), and Matthew Arnold (1822).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, George Green ranks 34Before him are John Graunt (1620), Peter Barlow (1776), William Jones (1675), Alan Baker (1939), John Edensor Littlewood (1885), and Frank P. Ramsey (1903). After him are Edward Waring (1736), William Sealy Gosset (1876), James Stirling (1692), David Cox (1924), Ernest William Brown (1866), and Thomas Wright (1711).