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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 57,678 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. George Green is the 337th most popular mathematician (up from 357th in 2019), the 1,694th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,599th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, George Green ranks 337 out of 828Before him are Enrico Bombieri, Karl Menger, Maurice René Fréchet, Vergilius of Salzburg, Philippe de La Hire, and Sergei Novikov. After him are Otto Hesse, Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, Rudolf Lipschitz, René-Louis Baire, John Milnor, and Pietro Cataldi.

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Among people born in 1793, George Green ranks 23Before him are Karl Lachmann, Philipp Veit, Constantine Kanaris, Princess Caroline of Denmark, Ludwig Reichenbach, and Baldomero Espartero. After him are Johann Lukas Schönlein, James Dunlop, Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Aleksander Fredro, Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, and Pavel Pestel. Among people deceased in 1841, George Green ranks 23Before him are Aloysius Bertrand, Tokugawa Ienari, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, Franz Xaver von Baader, Countess Claudine Rhédey von Kis-Rhéde, and Bertrand Barère. After him are Peter Chanel, Princess Augusta of Prussia, Bernhard Romberg, Ignaz von Seyfried, Agustín Gamarra, and Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Green ranks 1,694 out of 6,924Before him are John Wyndham (1903), Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst (1717), Ian Wilmut (1944), John Flaxman (1755), James Cosmo (1947), and Robert Blake (1599). After him are Dunstan (909), Stuart Lewis-Evans (1930), Karen Armstrong (1944), Phil Lynott (1949), Matthew Flinders (1774), and Hugh Hudson (1936).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United Kingdom

Among mathematicians born in United Kingdom, George Green ranks 33Before him are Robert Recorde (1512), John Graunt (1620), Alan Baker (1939), John Wilkins (1614), William George Horner (1786), and Peter Barlow (1776). After him are William Sealy Gosset (1876), Roger Cotes (1682), Thomas Wright (1711), James Stirling (1692), Edward Waring (1736), and Ernest William Brown (1866).